This species has only 4 registers which are discontinuous and in different regions of Chile. Considering the striking nature of its basidiome it is believed that it will not be ignored. There are no more than 10 known locations.
The only 4 locations are in Coquimbo region (northern Chile), Araucanía and Los Lagos regions (southern Chile).
AOO 400 Km2 EOO 12.909 Km2
The 4 locations are in 3 regions of Chile. One of this is in northern Chile and the other two are in southern Chile, therefore the distribution of this species is discontinuous and uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
This species is a saprobiont fungus and grows in small groups or in bundles in leaf litter, moss or on Nothofagus forest and other arboreal species (i.e. Nothofagus, Aextoxicon, Eucryphia, Fitzroya, Myrtaceae)
This species is associated with Nothofagus and other types of trees which have suffered a decline of more than 50% in this area over the paste 40 years. The areas where the species has been found is threatened by disturbance and transformación of its area of occupancy due to change in land use for agriculture and forestry.
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