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)
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
This fungus has a worldwide distribution.
A very common species in several countries. It has 1558 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus mosseae and Funneliformis mosseae.
Population Trend: Stable
This species appears to be a well-adapted species in several conditions. In Brazil, occurs in different biomes: Atlantic Forest, Cerrado and Caatinga.
It does not appear to be threatened, as it is well distributed and used in experiments with different hosts.
This species is well multiplied in trap culture, which may help in the maintenance of this species in the future.
Other areas should be studied.
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