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Descolea brunnea (E. Horak) Kuhar, Nouhra & M.E. Sm.

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Scientific name
Descolea brunnea
Author
(E. Horak) Kuhar, Nouhra & M.E. Sm.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Bolbitiaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2020-04-02
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Smith, M.
Reviewers
Dentinger, B. & Mueller, G.M.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/172818379/172861332

Justification

This is one of the most common truffle-like fungi in Nothofagaceae forests in Chile and Argentina. It is associated with a wide array of Nothofagaceae host species in a variety of habitats, over a wide area. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic range

This species is widely distributed throughout Nothofagaceae forests of southern Chile and Argentina. This species has been found in the northern regions where Nothofagaceae can be found (as far north as Los Ruiles, M. Smith pers. obs.) and also as far south as Magallanes, Chile.

Population and Trends

This species does well in disturbed habitats and also in pristine forests so it appears that it has a stable population.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

This is one of the most common truffle-like fungi in Nothofagaceae forests in Chile and Argentina. It is associated with a wide array of Nothofagaceae host species in a variety of habitats.

Threats

Due to the widespread occurrence of this species in a variety of Nothofagaceae-dominated forests, there are currently no major threats that imperil this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is currently needed to understand the conservation of this species.

Use and Trade

This species has no known human uses.

Source and Citation

Smith, M. 2020. Descolea brunnea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T172818379A172861332. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T172818379A172861332.en .Accessed on 31 January 2022

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