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?
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
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
All records are in protected areas.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration
Studies in new areas of occurrence based in modeling the ecological niche.