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Racocetra intraornata B.T. Goto & Oehl

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Scientific name
Racocetra intraornata
B.T. Goto & Oehl
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

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).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

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 insufficient data (DD).

Geographic range

In Brazil, Intraornatospora intraornata is found in northeast and southeast regions, in 6 of the 26 states and GBIF it has only one occurrence.

Population and Trends

There are seven records, all of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

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

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


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.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions

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.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionAwareness & 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




Goto, B. T., Silva, G. A., Assis, D., Silva, D. K., Souza, R. G., Ferreira, A. C., ... & Oehl, F. 2012. Intraornatosporaceae (Gigasporales), a new family with two new genera and two new species. Mycotaxon, 119(1), 117-132.
Cofré, M. N., Soteras, F., del Rosario Iglesias, M., Velázquez, S., Abarca, C., Risio, L., ... & Lugo, M. A. 2019. Biodiversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America: A Review. In Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America (pp. 49-72). Springer, Cham.
Jobim, K., Vista, X. M., & Goto, B. T. 2018. Updates on the knowledge of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (Glomeromycotina) in the Atlantic Forest biome–an example of very high species richness in the Brazilian landscape. Mycotaxon, 133(1), 209-209.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted