Fomitiporia baccharidis was some times previously reported as F. apiahyna. Fomitiporia baccharidis and F. apiahyna have basidiospores of the same size range [(5.0–) 5.0–6.5 (−7.0)×(4.5–) 5.0–6.0 (−6.0), ave=5.9×5.1 um. However, F. apiahyna forms much harder (woody) basidiomata, with a darker, almost black, pilear surface, flat to convex, narrowly concentrically sulcate with numerous thin and shallow furrows. In section, the pileus has a black crust of variable thickness depending on the age of the basidiomata, covering a homogeneously dense context (Amalfi et al. 2014).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This seems to be a Neotropical species, known in 7 countries. Most reports are from Brazil.
Population and Trends
There are 94 records in 7 countries, most of them in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found mainly in Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
The species is well distributed in Brazil, present in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is already a hotspot.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration
Some of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan