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).
According to GBIF there are only 4 occurrences in Ecuador, but you are aware of their presence in Brazil (Unpublished data).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
Species with insufficient data.
Species found in environmental conservation area in Brazil. But like other species it needs preservation together with the beings with which it is associated.
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