Differs from Dominikia aurea by a) smaller spores, b) thinner walls, c) less pronounced wall thickenings within the spores’ subtending hyphae (SH), and d) shorter pore channels in SH at the spore bases (Oehl et al. 2014).
Because it is a recently described species, we suggest this species to be categorized as insufficient data (DD).
The species is known in two countries.
Records are found in Brazil and Switzerland.
Population Trend: Uncertain
In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.
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.
Oehl, F., Sanchez-Castro, I., de Sousa, N. M. F., Silva, G., & Palenzuela, J. (2015). Dominikia bernensis, a new arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus from a Swiss no-till farming site, and D. aurea, D. compressa and D. indica, three new combinations in Dominikia. Nova Hedwigia, 101(1/2), 65-76.