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Paraconiothyrium brasiliense Verkley

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Scientific name
Paraconiothyrium brasiliense
Author
Verkley
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Ascomycota
Class
Dothideomycetes
Order
Pleosporales
Family
Montagnulaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Paraconiothyrium brasiliense was first described from a fruit of Coffea arabica in Brazil. The species has conidiomata 0.5 to 2 mm diam and discrete or assembled conidiogenic cells, ellipsoid to short cylindrical conidia and rounded (Verkley et al. 2004).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species was firstly collected in Brazil in 2004, but there is still little data on its ecology. In Brazil, the area of ​​occurrence is the Atlantic Forest, one of the main global biodiversity hotspots. I suggest inclusion of it in the Near Threatened category.


Geographic range

The species is known in 8 countries, but GBIF shows only five.


Population and Trends

Although it is not a rare species, it is not very common. Brazil has two occurrences of Paraconiothyrium brasiliense, in the states of Minas Gerais and Alagoas.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

It occurs mainly in South Africa. In Brazil, the species is found in coffee plantations and in the Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelPlantations

Threats

In Brazil, the species is present in the Atlantic Forest, a biodiversity hotspot

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

Half of the occurrences in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

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

Paraconiothyrium brasiliense produced four new tricyclic sesquiterpenoids (Liu et al., 2010).

Other chemicals

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted