Differs from G. brohultii by more regularly shaped subtending hyphae that are pigmented further below the spore bases and darker colored orange to red brown spores with slightly thicker walls (Goto et al. 2012).
We suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
The species is known in two countries.
Records are found in Brazil and Mexico.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil the species is found in the Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Caatinga.
This species can be found in Brazilian Tropical rainforest and Tropical Dry Forest. These forests currently have higher rates of deforestation, especially the Atlantic Forest, which is considered a hotspot.
Most records are in area with native vegetation of Brazil. The isolation of this fungus in controlled condition represents an advance for the conservation of this species.
Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.
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