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Metatrichia vesparium (Batsch) Nann.-Bremek. ex G.W. Martin & Alexop.

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Scientific name
Metatrichia vesparium
(Batsch) Nann.-Bremek. ex G.W. Martin & Alexop.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Assessment status
Proposed by
Jaíne Parentes
Comments etc.
Jaíne Parentes

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Metatrichia vesparia is currently the accepted name of this species (Lado, 2005-2020).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Although to be a well distributed species, in Brazil this species need attention because many records are from endangered biomes. Thus, I suggest this species to be categorized in Least Concern

Geographic range

Metatrichia vesparia is known in 34 countries. In Brazil it is known in North (AM, RO, RR), Northeast (AL, BA, PA, PE, PI, RN, SE), Southeast (RJ, SP), Central west (DF) and South (PR, SC, RS). Actually there are 147 records from Brazil and not 5 records as shown on GBIF map, which shows only 05 records when seach for Metatrichia vesparium (synonym) (Cavalcanti et al., 2014; Costa et al., 2014).

Population and Trends

Metatrichia vesparia has 3819 records in the world according to GBIF, of which 147 are from Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Metatrichia vesparia can be often found in decomposing tree trunk, although can develop in dead leaves, living tree bark and herbivore dung.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ForestDry SavannaMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Dry Shrubland


Metatrichia vesparia in Brazil is found in Atlantic and Amazon Forests which have been losing its biological diversity due to deforestation, agricultural activities and urbanization

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsIntentional use (species being assessed is the target)Intentional use: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityAcid rainHabitat shifting & alterationDroughtsTemperature extremesStorms & flooding

Conservation Actions

Most of records are from protected area, but its also found in agricultural trees and unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementFormal education

Research needed

More researches in Brazil (mainly midwest region) are necessary concerning field collection and moist chamber techniques using various types of substrate.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted