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Chlorogaster dipterocarpi Læssøe & Jalink

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Scientific name
Chlorogaster dipterocarpi
Author
Læssøe & Jalink
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Sclerodermataceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Thomas Læssøe
Assessors
Thomas Læssøe
Contributors
Michael Krikorev, Thomas Læssøe
Comments etc.
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes

So far comprises a monotypic genus but material of a darker taxon that probably is congeneric has been collected in Papua NG.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This unusual species is likely to be declining throughout its range as a result of severe loss of lowland dipterocarp forest in Sabah, Malaysia, where it is only known from one area (Danum Valley).


Geographic range

Only known from two sites within the Danum Valley, Sabah (Borneo), Malaysia


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Probably mycorrhizal with Dipterocarpaceae. Found in old growth dipterocarp stands.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

Vast areas of suitable habitat has been converted to oil palm plantations.

Agro-industry farmingUnintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions


Research needed


Bibliography

Læssøe, T. & Jalink, L.M. 2004. Chlorogaster dipterocarpi a new peristomate gasteroid taxon of the Sclerodermataceae. Persoonia 18(3): 421-428.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted