• Proposed
  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Amauroderma elegantissimum Ryvarden & Iturr.

Go to another Suggested Species...

Scientific name
Amauroderma elegantissimum
Author
Ryvarden & Iturr.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Ganodermataceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira
Comments etc.
Tatiana Gibertoni, Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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 (Campacci & Gugliotta 2009, Gomes-Silva et al. 2015).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

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, with rare reports in the Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

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

Conservation Actions

Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

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

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted