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Gautieria inapire Palfner & E. Horak

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Scientific name
Gautieria inapire
Palfner & E. Horak
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Giuliana Furci
Jean Berube
Giuliana Furci

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species is known to only one locality in Chile, from where it was collected for description. Upon subsequent forays it was no longer found.

Geographic range

Found once in 1998 in Puyehue, Antillanca, Southern Chile at 1100 mt above sea level.

Population and Trends

Found once in one locality. It was not found in the same locality upon further searches 2 years after.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Ecto-mycorrhizal species with Nothofagus pumilio. Mutualist symbiont. It is found semi-buried in earth under N. pumilio in the Andes Mountain Range near clearings.

Temperate Forest


Deforestation, climate change. As an obligatory mutualist symbiont on Nothofagus pumilio, its threat status is tightly related to that of its host. Although the host has a wide distribution in the country, Gautieria inapire seems to be restricted to only central and southern Chile. The only register of the species seems to indicate a restriction to mountainous regions.

Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions

Creation of Protected Areas.

National level

Research needed

Further monitoring of areas near the typo locality are needed.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


PALFNER, G (2001) Taxonomische Studien an Ektomykorrizen aus den Nothofagus-Wäldern Mittelsüdchiles (“Estudios taxonómicos en ectomicorrizasde los bosques de Nothofagus del Centro sur de Chile”), Bibliotheca Mycologica 190, pp. 136-146.

PALFNER G, HORAK E (2001) Gautieria inapire sp. nov., a new hypogeous species from Nothofagus forest in southern Central Chile. Sydowia 53: 140-153.

Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted