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Ambispora appendicula (Spain, Sieverd. & N.C. Schenck) C. Walker

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Scientific name
Ambispora appendicula
Author
(Spain, Sieverd. & N.C. Schenck) C. Walker
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Archaeosporales
Family
Ambisporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Joana Veras
Comments etc.
Joana Veras

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Spores pale yellow to butter yellow, globose to subglobose. The germ wall 1 comprises two hyaline layers ornamented with knotty processes.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the lack of adequate information to make a direct or indirect assessment of its risk of extinction, based on its distribution and / or population status, I would suggest that this species be categorized as insufficient data (DD).


Geographic range

The species, according to GBIF, is registered in only 3 countries with a low number of occurrences (23). However, at least for Brazil, this number is much higher.


Population and Trends

With the increase in actions that encourage research by few groups mentioned in the IUCNS, it is believed that the number of occurrences for this species is even greater than those mentioned for this site.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, this species is registered in different biomes, such as Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, Atlantic rainforest and Caatinga. In the Caatinga, this species occurred in different habitats, such as:agrosystems, imapacted areas and rupestrian fields and experimental station

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry Savanna

Threats

As Brazilian biomes are being occupied at different scales and speeds by man, extensive areas of native vegetation are being devastated. Thus, the removal of vegetation and soil disturbance constitute a risk to the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi community.

Housing & urban areasScale Unknown/UnrecordedScale Unknown/Unrecorded

Conservation Actions

Conservation actions aimed at preserving the terrestrial ecosystem as a whole (soil + associated vegetation), consequently will have an effect on the conservation of these species.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Studies on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are still very recent. Thus, there are many gaps on different aspects of ecology and distribution both for this species and for the group in general.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyOther

Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography

WINAGRASKI, Etienne et al. DIVERSITY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS OF BRAZIL: A REVIEW. Cerne, v. 25, n. 1, p. 25-35, 2019.
JOBIM¹, KHADIJA; OLIVEIRA, BRUNA IOHANNA SANTOS; GOTO, BRUNO TOMIO. Checklist of the Glomeromycota in the Brazilian Savanna. 2016.
MAIA, Leonor Costa et al. Species diversity of Glomeromycota in Brazilian biomes. Sydowia, v. 72, p. 181-205, 2020.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted