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Funneliformis mosseae (T.H. Nicolson & Gerd.) C. Walker & A. Schüßler

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Scientific name
Funneliformis mosseae
(T.H. Nicolson & Gerd.) C. Walker & A. Schüßler
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. Spores of Funneliformis mosseae closely resemble F. caledonius, however, spore wall structure of F. caledonium has four layers and F. mosseae has three layers, each with distinct phenotypes (Oehl et al., 2011; INVAM)

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

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

Geographic range

This fungus has a worldwide distribution.

Population and Trends

A very common species in several countries. It has 1558 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus mosseae and Funneliformis mosseae.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species appears to be a well-adapted species in several conditions. In Brazil, occurs in different biomes: Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


It does not appear to be threatened, as it is well distributed and used in experiments with different hosts.

Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areasShifting agriculture

Conservation Actions

This species is well multiplied in trap culture, 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.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




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

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted