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  • 2Under Assessment
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Muscodor vitigenus Daisy, Strobel, Ezra & W.M. Hess

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Scientific name
Muscodor vitigenus
Author
Daisy, Strobel, Ezra & W.M. Hess
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Sordariomycetes
Order
Xylariales
Family
Xylariaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
LAYANNE FERRO
Comments etc.
LAYANNE FERRO

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The hyphae (0.71-2.14 μm dia) frequently intertwine to form stalk-like strands (9.1-145.5 μm dia) that branch as well as form other intricate structures such as perfectly coiled loops (62 μm dia) (Daisy et al., 2002).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the little information on the occurrence of this species, I suggest including it as insufficient data (DD).


Geographic range

According to GBIF there are only 4 occurrences in Ecuador, but you are aware of their presence in Brazil (Unpublished data).


Population and Trends

According to GBIF there are only 4 occurrences, needing more research on its real world occurrence.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Endophytic fungus and is a deuteromycete.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestOther

Threats

Species with insufficient data.

Other threat

Conservation Actions

Species found in environmental conservation area in Brazil. But like other species it needs preservation together with the beings with which it is associated.

Site/area protection

Research needed

M. vitigenus, in limited insect bioassay tests, demonstrated insect repellency. It produces a distinct set of volatile compounds that are less lethal to micro-organisms but much more inhibitory of arthropods.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade

Species with insufficient data.

Unknown

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted