Diachea leucopodia is recognized by its cylindrical or elliptical sporotheca, white stalk, violet-brown or light brown spores and dark reddish-brown capillitium.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Although to be a well distributed species, in Brazil this species need attention because many records are from endangered biomes. Thus, I suggest this species to be categorized in Least Concern
The species is known in 78 countries. In Brazil it is known in 13 of 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are about 2494 records among 78 countries, 146 of records are from Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil Diachea leucopodia is found on the bark of Copernicia prunifera, bark of Laguncularia racemosa in moist chamber cultures, strawberry commercial cultives and leaf litter in Atlantic forest remains.
The species is well distributed in Brazil, mostly in northeast region, it is present in Biomes which have been losing its biological diversity due to deforestation, agricultural activities and urbanization.
Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional 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
Some records are from unprotected areas or threatened Biomes.
Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration
In Brazil are necessary field collections in other states and moist chamber cultives with others substrates in order to know the distribution of this species
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan