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Funneliformis constrictum (Trappe) C. Walker & A. Schüßler

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Scientific name
Funneliformis constrictum
(Trappe) 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

Septoglumus constrictum, valid name, is a species easy to recognize because of the distinctive colour of its spores, which varies Fairly wide range, from red-brown to almost black (INVAM).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the several records worldwide, 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 150 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus constrictum, Septoglomus constrictum and Funneliformis constrictum.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in different Brazilian 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 protection

Research needed

Other areas should be studied.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

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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