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Hygrocybe aphylla Læssøe & Boertm.

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Scientific name
Hygrocybe aphylla
Author
Læssøe & Boertm.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Hygrophoraceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Thomas Læssøe
Assessors
Thomas Læssøe
Contributors
Anders Dahlberg, Thomas Læssøe

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes

A unique species within Hygrocybe being without lamellae.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A unique species from a threatened habitat on the eastern slopes of Ecuador. Known from a few mycelia within an area of about 300 x 300 m.

Could be considered on the D-criteria or C-criteria. A conspicuous fungus in a habitat that is declining.


Geographic range

The species has only been found in a very limited area on the eastern slopes east of Quito, Ecuador. The area is under heavy population pressure and also subject to natural disasters such as earthquakes


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

Tourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureLogging & wood harvestingEarthquakes/tsunamisAvalanches/landslides

Conservation Actions

Site/area protection

Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography

Læssøe, T. & Boertmann, D. 2008. A new alamellate Hygrocybe species from Ecuador. Mycological Research 112: 1206-1209.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted