Intraornatospora intraornata previously assigned as Racocetra intraornata is easily recognized by spores with a rather rudimentary germination shield where germ tube initiations are rarely found (Goto et al., 2012).
Intraornatospora intraornata can be found only in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest, forests of which have higher rates of deforestation. We suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).
In Brazil, Intraornatospora intraornata is found in northeast and southeast regions, in 6 of the 26 states and GBIF it has only one occurrence.
There are seven records, all of them in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
This species can be found only in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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