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Ganoderma guianensis Decock & Ryvarden

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Scientific name
Ganoderma guianensis
Author
Decock & Ryvarden
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

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is characterized by pileate, sessile, dimitic, semicircular basidioma, smooth and irregularly rough hair, covered by a thick corneal crust, round and unified pores, 4-5 / mm. Macroscopically, this species is practically identical to G. amazonense, but easily separated by much larger spores (Ryvarden 2004).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

According to Ryvarden (2004) species is originally reported from French Guiana. However, there is no record in of this species in French Guiana, only in Brazil.


Population and Trends

There are 9 records of this species in GBIF, all of them in Brazil, though this species was originally described from material from French Guiana. This species seems to be rare.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, the species is so far only registered in the Cerrado biome.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry Forest

Threats

The species is registered only in one Brazilian state in Cerrado, 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]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

All records are in protected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Studies in new areas of occurrence based in modeling the ecological niche.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None.

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted