Sidera lowei is closely related to S. vesiculosa. Both of them have
white to cream resupinate basidiocarps, a monomitic hyphal system, rosette-like crystals born on specialized, narrow and branched generative hyphae, and small allantoid to lunate basidiospores, but S. lowei has rosette-like crystals only, and bigger basidiospores (3.5–5.0 × 1.0–1.2 μm); while Sidera vesiculosa has rosette-like and irregular rhomboidal crystals, and smaller basidiospores, 2.9–3.7 × 0.6–1.0 μm (Du et al. 2019).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species in known in 4 countries and about half of the records are in New Zealand.
Population and Trends
There are about only 20 records of this species in GBIF, about eight of them in Brazil. It is a rare species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest.
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
In Brazil, the species has been reported for areas of the Atlantic Forest, 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 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