We suggest this species to be categorized as Near Threatened (NT).
The species is known in two countries.
In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.
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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