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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
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Matthew Smith
Assessors
Matthew Smith
Contributors
Giuliana Furci, Francisco Kuhar, Pablo Sandoval-Leiva, Camille Truong
Comments etc.
Janet Scott, James Westrip
Reviewers
Bryn Dentinger

Assessment Notes

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.


Taxonomic notes

Basionym: Hypogaea brunnea Horak, Sydowia 17: 279. 1963.

There are a large number of synonyms for this species (see Kuhar et al. 2017 for details):

Setchelliogaster brunneus (Horak) Sing. apud Petersen. Petersen, Evol. High. Basidiomyc. 468. 1971.

Thaxterogaster squamatus Halling, Mycologia 71: 853. 1981.

Cortinarius squamatus (Halling) Peintner & M.M. Moser, Mycotaxon 81: 182. 2002.

Hymenogaster albellus sensu Dodge & Zeller, Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard.21: 669. 1934.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


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. comm.) 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.

Subantarctic ForestTemperate Forest

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.


Research needed

No specific research is currently needed to understand the conservation of this species.


Use and Trade

This species has no known human uses.


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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted