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Heimioporus mandarinus (Ces.) E. Horak

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Scientific name
Heimioporus mandarinus
(Ces.) E. Horak
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
SuSee Lee
Comments etc.
SuSee Lee, Olivier Raspé

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Synonymous with Heimiella kinabaluensis Corner, Heimioporus kinabaluensis (Corner) E. Horak, ?Heimiella subretispora Corner, ?Heimioporus subretisporus (Corner) E. Horak, ?Heimiella anguiformis R. Heim, Heimioporus anguiformis (R. Heim) E. Horak.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This ectomycorrhizal fungus grows in tropical lowland dipterocarp and montane Fagaceous forest which is decreasing in area.

Geographic range

On soil in tropical lowland dipterocarp and montane Fagaceous forest (dominated by Quercus spp. Lithocarpus sp., Castanopsis sp., Anisoptera sp.). In Malaysia, it has been found in Fagaceous forest on Mt. Matang-Poe, Sarawak and at 1600 m asl, Mt. Kinabalu, Mersilau, Sabah, and in lowland dipterocarp forest in the states of Perak and Johor in the peninsula. In Papua New Guinea, it was collected from Castanopsis-Quercus forest, 1500-1800 m asl, Valles de Minj et Moyenne, Waghi.

Population and Trends

Insufficient information to comment.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This is an ectomycorrhizal fungus. It grows in association in lowland rain forests dominated by Dipterocarps and in montane Fagaceous forest dominated by Quercus, Lithocarpus and Castanopsis.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Logging and changes in land-use.

Conservation Actions

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Long-term inventories and surveys to determine occurrence and distribution as well as molecular identification.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsPopulation trends

Use and Trade

Not utilised.


Corner, E.J.H. 1972. Boletus in Malaysia. Government Printer Singapore. 263 pp.
Horak, E. 2005. Heimioporus E. Horak gen. nov. - replacing Heimiella Boedijn (1951, syn. post., Boletales, Basidiomycota). Sydowia 56: 21-24.
Horak, E. 2011. Revision of Malaysian Species of Boletales s.l. (Basidiomycota) Described by E.J.H. Corner (1972, 1974). Malayan Forest Records No. 51. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. 283 pp.

Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted