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Rhizophagus fasciculatus (Thaxt.) C. Walker & A. Schüßler

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Scientific name
Rhizophagus fasciculatus
(Thaxt.) 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

Rhizoglomus fasciculatum previously assigned as Glomus fasciculatum and Rhizophagus fasciculatus it has dextrinoid reaction of the laminate spore wall layer 2, which does not seem to occur in other species of the same genus (Błaszkowski et al., 2003).

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 176 data according to GBIF when searching Glomus fasciculatum and Rhizophagus fasciculatus.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in different Brazilian biomes: Amazon, 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

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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