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Pacispora boliviana Sieverd. & Oehl

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Scientific name
Pacispora boliviana
Sieverd. & Oehl
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Molecular analyses on Pacispora boliviana Sieverd. & Oehl showed that the species was closer to the genus Paraglomus. Paraglomus bolivianum (Sieverd. & Oehl) Oehl & Silva is the new name for the species with overall subtending hyphae shape, in-cluding OWL1 respective hw1, is cylindrical to slightly funnel-shaped.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Paraglomus bolivianum can be found in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests is considered a hotspot, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

This species is known in 4 countries. In Brazil, Paraglomus bolivianum is found in northeast and southeast regions, in 4 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 6 records in 4 countries, most of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is common in Atlantic Forest, Amazon, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


The species it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia and Cerrado (also a hotspot). Also, Caatinga is threatened with desertification.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not 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]

Conservation Actions

Most records in Brazil are in unprotected areas. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




de Mello, C. M. A., da Silva, G. A., de Assis, D. M. A., de Pontes, J. S., de Almeida Ferreira, A. C., Leão, M. P. C., ... & Oehl, F. (2013). Paraglomus pernambucanum sp. nov. and Paraglomus bolivianum comb. nov., and biogeographic distribution of Paraglomus and Pacispora. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, 86(1).
Wang, F. Y., & Shi, Z. Y. (2008). Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted