Spores of Archaeospora trappei most resemble those of Intraspora schenckii (Sieverd. & S. Toro) Oehl & Sieverd. Both species form hyaline spores of an identical subcellular structure. However, spores of A. trappei form laterally on the neck of a sporiferous saccule, and those of I. schenckii develop inside the neck (Sieverding; Oehl 2006).
Due to the several records worldwide, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
Species distributed worldwide.
A very common species in several countries. It has 273 data according to GBIF when searching Archaeospora trappei.
Population Trend: Stable
In Brazil, the species is found in Caatinga, Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
In Brazil, A. trappei can be found in associated with biomes that have high rates of anthropic disturbance, such as deforestation.
Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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