• Proposed
  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Funneliformis halonatus (S.L. Rose & Trappe) Oehl, G.A. Silva & Sieverd.

Search for another Species...

Scientific name
Funneliformis halonatus
(S.L. Rose & Trappe) Oehl, G.A. Silva & Sieverd.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Assessment status
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Funneliformis species generally have an easily visible septum in the area of the spore base, and their are regularly funnel-shaped to cylindrical. Funneliformis halonatus differs from F. caledonius in having an   poorly separable outer wall and echinulate inner wall the nonmucilagenous, separable outer wall and smooth inner wall of the latter (Oehl et al., 2011; Rose; Trappe, 1980).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

The species is registered in 8 countries. However, this number may be higher in other countries.

Population and Trends

The species, according to GBIF, is registered only four ocorrences in three countries. However, this number may be higher in other countries.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in different Brazilian biomes: Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, the specie can be found in Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. However, these forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species, which may help in the maintenance of this species in the future.

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




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.
Wang, F. Y., & Shi, Z. Y. 2008. Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in China: a review. Advances in Environmental Biology, 2(1), 31-39.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted