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Xylomyces giganteus Goh, W.H. Ho, K.D. Hyde & K.M. Tsui

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Scientific name
Xylomyces giganteus
Author
Goh, W.H. Ho, K.D. Hyde & K.M. Tsui
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Dothideomycetes
Order
Jahnulales
Family
Aliquandostipitaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Marcela Barbosa
Comments etc.
Marcela Barbosa

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The genus Xylomyces Goos, R. D. Brooks & Lamore (1977) is based on X. chlamydosporis Goos, R. D. Brooks & Lamore. X. giganteus Goh, is caracterized by setae and hyphopodia absent. Conidiophores and conidia not developed. Chlamydospores narrowly fusiform or long-fusiform, intercalary, straight or curved, solitary or in chains, occasionally branched, with 6±26 septa, constricted at the septa, yellowish brown to mid brown, uniform in colour or end cells paler, thick-walled with scarce irregular longitudinal striations (Goh et al., 1977).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Although the diversity of fungi in aquatic environments has been high, the proportion of these species is still unknown. It is a group that presents great ecological importance and can be used as bioindicators in aquatic ecosystems.


Geographic range

Distribution: in tropical and temperate climate region


Population and Trends

There are 9 species for the genus Xylomyces so far. The species is related to different substrates within the aquatic environment, there are records of the species in submerged wood in Australia, South Africa and United Kingdom (Goh et al., 1997).

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Decaying leaves submerged

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

None

Other threat

Conservation Actions

None

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

There are no records of the giant Xylomyces species in Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Poles. In Brazil, there are no records in the South, Southeast and Midwest.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyHarvest, use & livelihoodsThreatsActions

Use and Trade

None

ResearchUnknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted