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Amauroderma schomburgkii (Mont. & Berk.) Torrend

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Scientific name
Amauroderma schomburgkii
Author
(Mont. & Berk.) Torrend
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Ganodermataceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Ailton Matheus
Comments etc.
Tatiana Gibertoni, Ailton Matheus, Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This is a macromorphological variable species, characterised by globose, distinctly ornamented basidiospores [7‒9 (‒10) μm]. Some specimens are similar to A. sprucei (Pat.) Torrend, which has white context without black lines (Gomes-Silva et al. 2015).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Species widely distributed in the Neotropics, with highest occurrence in Brazil. Reports in Africa should be revaluated, since Amauroderma s.s. is a neotropical taxon (Sun et al 2020).


Population and Trends

There are about 600 reports of this species in GIBF, most of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Species with wide distribution throughout the country, present in four biomes: Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

It presents no evident threat, being very common at least in Brazil. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot).

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

There are reports in unprotected areas

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution of the species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted