This species is known to occur within India and China, growing under Betula species in temperate broadleaf forest within India, and in Southwestern China. Information regarding the specific geographic locations of this species at these localities is deficient, making it difficult to assess the current population trends of this species. 2 further specimens of this species are known to have been collected in August 2016 and 2017 from India, and are currently preserved. Until further research arises regarding the current potential threats and geographic distribution of this species, it is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is known to occurs within India and China. It has been described as growing under Betula species in temperate broadleaf forest within India (East Dist. Sikkim) and in southwestern China (Yunnan Province, Buyck et al 2018). The type of this species was located in the Yunnan Province of China, Dehong, caespitose in Pinus and Castanopsis forest (Shao et al 2011). Two specimens from India collected in August of 2016 and 2017 at the same location, 27.3 degrees N, 88.6 degrees E, are currently preserved (points provided by gbif, citation needed).
Population and Trends
The current status of any wild populations of this species cannot be confirmed without further research. This species may be threatened, but there is no evidence to suggest that it is significantly threatened at this time. Therefore, the current trends of this species remain uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to be caespitose in Pinus and Castanopsis forest. It has also been known to grow under Betula species either gregariously or in groups.