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Orbispora pernambucana (Oehl, D.K. Silva, N. Freitas & L.C. Maia) Oehl, G.A. Silva & D.K. Silva

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Scientific name
Orbispora pernambucana
Author
(Oehl, D.K. Silva, N. Freitas & L.C. Maia) Oehl, G.A. Silva & D.K. Silva
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Unknown
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Glomeromycota
Class
Glomeromycetes
Order
Diversisporales
Family
Gigasporaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues
Comments etc.
Lilian Araujo Rodrigues

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Orbispora pernambucana previously assigned as Scutellospora pernambucana is easily recognized by spores with mono-lobed, coiled germination orbs. Spores dark yellow to brown yellow (to yellow brown), 105–150 μm in diameter.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Orbispora pernambucana can be found only in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot, there is also the fact that this taxon has not been well studied yet. We suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).


Geographic range

In Brazil, Orbispora pernambucana is found in northeast and southeast regions, in 7 of the 26 states.


Population and Trends

There are 7 records, all of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

Orbispora pernambucana can be found only in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot, there is also the fact that this taxon has not been well studied yet.

Tourism & recreation areasShifting agricultureUnintentional 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

Conservation Actions

Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade

None

Unknown

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted