Fulvifomes umbrinellus is currently Fomitiporella umbrinella, which resembles Fomitiporella caviphila in the similar pore (6–8 per mm) and basidiospore sizes (4–5 x 3.5–4 µm), but its basidiocarps are much thinner than in the latter (Gilbertson & Ryvarden 1987, Zhou 2014).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species in known in 13 countries. The vast majority of records are from Brazil.
Population and Trends
There are about 300 records in 13 countries, the vast majority in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is common in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
The species is well distributed in Brazil. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are already hotspots.
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. Molecular analysis can help to know if all the specimens reported are the same species.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan