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Colletotrichum siamense Prihast., L. Cai & K.D. Hyde

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Scientific name
Colletotrichum siamense
Prihast., L. Cai & K.D. Hyde
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colletotrichum siamense H. Prihastuti, L. Cai & K.D. Hyde, was described as a species associated with coffee berries by Prihastuti et al. (2009). Based on the analysis of the ApMat marker, C. siamense species is part of the C. siamense complex along with six other species, C. dianesei, C. endomangiferae, C. hymenocallidis, C. jasmini-sambac, C. communis and C. murrayae (Sharma et al., 2014).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Colletotrichum siamense is part of the C. siamense complex. Due to its wide distribution and its interaction as a phytopathogen in commercial crops, I suggest its inclusion in Least Concern.

Geographic range

The species in known in 12 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 2 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 60 records of this species in GBIF, being 2 of them in Brazil.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

The species is predominant in number of records in Mexico. In Brazil, the specie is found in the Atlantic Forest and Pampa.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


In Brazil, this species occurs in the Pampa biome and in the Atlantic Forest, the latter being a global biodiversity hotspot.

Housing & urban areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

Half of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protection

Research needed

Studies in different areas may reveal important data about the ecology of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted