This species is found over a very broad area, and is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees. It is assessed as Least Concern.
Peintner et al. (2002) proposed this species within the genus Cortinarius as Cortinarius holojanthinus Peintner & M.M. Moser.
There are a large number of synonyms for this species:
- Thaxterogaster violaceus Singer (Singer 1951, Mycologia 43(2): 216).
- Cortinarius olorinus (E. Horak) Peintner & M.M. Moser 2002, Mycotaxon 81: 181
- Thaxterogaster olorinum E. Horak 1965, Nova Hedwigia 10: 218
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
found over a very broad area, common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees
This species is found over a very broad area across the range of Nothofagaceae in southern South America.
Population and Trends
It is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees and is found across a very wide area of southern South America in a variety of forest types. This species is, therefore, suspected to have a stable population.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
This is an ectomycorrhizal fungus that is common with multiple species of Nothofagaceae host trees.
Subantarctic ForestTemperate Forest
Due to the widespread occurrence of this species in a variety of Nothofagaceae-dominated forests, there are currently no major threats that imperil this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species.
No specific research is currently needed to understand the conservation of this species.
Use and Trade
This species has no known human uses.
Cortinarius holojanthinus collection MES3389. Photograph by M. E. Smith
Cortinarius holojanthinus collection MES2471 from Magellanes, Chile. Photo by Camille Truong