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Glomus pansihalos S.M. Berch & Koske

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Scientific name
Glomus pansihalos
S.M. Berch & Koske
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Halonatospora pansihalos previously assigned as Glomus pansihalos is recognized by spores with in which the outermost spore wall layer strongly swells and forms a halo with radiate columns when mounted in PVLG, and the upper surface of the laminate structural spore wall layer is ornamented with evenly distributed hemispherical warts (Błaszkowski et al., 2018).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as insufficient data (DD).

Geographic range

The species is known in 7 countries.

Population and Trends

There are 4 records in 3 countries according to GBIF, when searching Glomus pansihalos. However, it can be found in other countries too.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, Halonatospora pansihalos can be found only in Tropical rainforest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)

Conservation Actions

Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




Błaszkowski, J., Niezgoda, P., Goto, B. T., & Kozłowska, A. 2018. Halonatospora gen. nov. with H. pansihalos comb. nov. and Glomus bareae sp. nov.(Glomeromycota; Glomeraceae). Botany, 96(11), 737-748.
Cofré, M. N., Soteras, F., del Rosario Iglesias, M., Velázquez, S., Abarca, C., Risio, L., ... & Lugo, M. A. (2019). Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America: A Review. In Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America (pp. 49-72). Springer, Cham.
Wang, F. Y., Shi, Z. Y. 2008. Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.
Winagraski, E., Kaschuk, G., Monteiro, P. H. R., Auer, C. G., & Higa, A. R. (2019). Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in forest ecosystems of Brazil: a review. Cerne, 25(1), 25-35.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted