Rajchenberg (2001, 2006)
A wood decay polypore known from a single collection fruiting on fallen branches of Nothofagus betuloides (Nothofagaceae) in Tierra del Fuego. Never found on continental Patagonia in Argentina or Chile fruiting on other Nothofagus species; this possibly shows a restricted host specificity, rare fruiting possibility and/or restricted area distribution which requires appropriate protection. Surveys in Chile have never recovered this species.
D1 VU due to low number of specimens
Tierra del Fuego Is., Argentina, where the host covers a narrow coastal area. Purported to be present on Chilean side and perhaps continental Chile following the host, but never found yet. Possible host restriction due to the fact that has never been found on other host in continental Patagonia in Argentina where polypore flora has been intensively surveyed in the past 25 years.
A rare species with few occurrences, likely to be find in Chile but rare, not found after several surveys conducted.
Population Trend: Uncertain
A saprophyte decaying the wood of fallen branches of Nothofagus betuloides.
Highly restricted distribution.
Not found though other species that were originally described from Tierra del Fuego such as Inonotus crustosus (Speg.) J.E. Wright & J.R. Deschamps were widely found in continental Patagonia in the last 2 decades on other Nothofagus hosts following intensive surveys and field trips.
No conservation action is currently in place. Need of bettter documentation of its distribution.
Mycological surveys in southern Chile in order to check its presence, Nothofagus betuloides being more widely distributed in that country.
Rajchenberg M. 2001. A new species and new records of polypore fungi from the Patagonian Andes forests of Argentina. Mycotaxon 77: 93-100. Mycotaxon Ltd. ISSN 0093-4666.
Rajchenberg M: 2006. Polypores (Basidiomycetes) from the Patagonian Andes Forests of Argentina. Bibliotheca Mycologica Band 201, J. Cramer Verlag, Stuttgart. ISBN 978-3-443-59103-8. ISSN 0067-8066. 300 pp., pp. 270-273