The species is recognized by the dark resinous bands in the pale brown context. Its basidiomata can vary considerably from sessile to laterally stipitate. The cuticle is difficult to crush and is rather thick especially on the stipe (Ryvarden 2004). Ganoderma parvulum was considered synonym of G. stipitatum, but the name G. parvulum Murrill should be used in preference to G. stipitatum (Murrill) Murrill as it was described earlier. Steyaert (1980) cited a wrong reference for the G. parvulum protologue and this was followed by Ryvarden (2004) (Lima-Júnior et al 2014).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Neotropical species, with highest occurrence in Brazil.
Population and Trends
Species with around 249 occurrences. Most occurrences are found in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil, the species is found in Caatinga, Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
It presents no evident threat, being very common at least in Brazil. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot). Also, Caatinga is threatened with desertification.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
There are several records in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationAwareness & communications
Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution of the species.