This species is known to be present in the Khajjiyar Forest, India, to the west of the Himalayas, and was collected between the months of October 2006 and September 2007 (Kumari et al 2011). Collections were distributed d over 6,400 ha, latitude 32 degrees 10’ N and 33 degrees 13’ N and longitude 75 degrees 45’ E and 77 degrees 33’ E respectively, of Himachal Pradesh, India. It appears as if these specimens are maintained as material samples by the International Barcode of Life Project.
Population and Trends
The status of any wild populations of this species is unknown at this time, and so without further research into these populations, their current trends are uncertain.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been reported growing within mixed evergreen forests of the western Himalayas, India, on the soil under Cedrus deodara, a species which typically supports a great number of ectomycorrhizal fungal species (Kumari et al 2011).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest
This species’ only known locality is thought to exist under protection, within the Kalatop Khajjiyar Sanctuary. Furthermore, Cedrus deodara, with which this species is known to associate, is listed as LC, and so it is unlikely that either species is significantly threatened.
The only known records of this species appear to be of material samples within the International Barcode of Life Project dataset, so little information is known about other wild populations of this species. No conservation action can be recommended at this time without further research into these populations.
Much further research is needed in order to determine whether this species possesses wild populations at its last known locality, and whether this locality is under any threat.