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Trichosphaerella arecae (Syd.) E. Müll.

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Scientific name
Trichosphaerella arecae
Author
(Syd.) E. Müll.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Hypocreales
Family
Niessliaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Alexandre Reis Machado
Comments etc.
Alexandre Reis Machado

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Until now there are no phylogenetic data or DNA sequences available for this fungus. The identification is based only in morphological features.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species was proposed in 1965 associated with palm leaves in Guatopo Forest (tropical humid forest) in Venezuela (Müller and Dennis 1965). After, this species was found in Thailand and now in Brazil associated with palm trees (Arecaceae). Due to the low number of occurrences and range of hosts in the world I suggest the inclusion of it in the near threatened category.


Geographic range

Found only in Venezuela, Brazil and Thailand.


Population and Trends

There are few studies about this fungus.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Associated with leaf spots of palm trees. Plant Pathogen.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

In Brazil this fungus occurs in Atlantic forest Biome that are very threatened by deforestation. In addition presents a narrow host range and geographic distribution.

Commercial & industrial areasAgro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

Protect and expand reserves of natural areas for the conservation of native plant species.

Site/area protectionFormal education

Research needed

Broader studies on the occurrence of this fungus in biomes and population studies.


Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted