Amauroderma elegantissimum is similar to A. oblongisporum. It is distinguished from A. oblongisporum by larger (12–15 × 8–10 µm) basidiospores, slightly smaller (5–7/mm) pores, and tramal tissues containing dark-brown, short, setae-like skeletal hyphae with rounded to pointed apices, some with a few lateral 3–12 × <180 µm protuberances or outgrowths.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species is only known in 2 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 6 of the 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are 48 records in 2 countries, almost all of them in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Neotropical species. In Brazil, the species is moslty found in Amazonia, qith rare reports in the Atlantic Forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
The species is well distributed in Brazil, present in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is already 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
Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan