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Geastrum velutinum var. velutinum Morgan

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Scientific name
Geastrum velutinum var. velutinum
Author
Morgan
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Geastrales
Family
Geastraceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira
Comments etc.
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Basidiomes splits into 5-8 rays; inner layer thick, flesh colored; outer mycelial layer thick, finely felted, buff ochraceous to amber, free from debris; endoperidium smooth, sessile, more or less spherical, up to 2 cm in diam., peristome apical, broadly conical, fibrillose, concolorous or paler; gleba amber, spores globose, 2.5-4.5 in diam., minute to finely verrucose. Growing on wood and other plant debris. 

Considered by some authors as a synonym of Geastrum javanicum Lév.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the several records worldwide, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

The species is known worldwide (10 countries), with records from America, Eastern Asia, Australasia and Africa.


Population and Trends

There are 193 records of this species in GBIF (as Geastrum velutinum), most of them from New Zealand (69) and Japan (39).

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Growing on rotten wood. In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Pampa graslands.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry SavannaMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded Lowland Grassland

Threats

In Brazil, there are not many records. It is found in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado (hotspots), and Pampa (threatened by grazing and farming).

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasAgro-industry farmingAgro-industry plantationsAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are from protected and unprotected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

Disjunction distribution might indicate a complex of species. Moreover, the species in considered by some authors as a synonym of Geastrum javanicum Lév.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted