This species from the montane temperate forests in the Yunnan Province of China is known from only a few collections. This species is known to occur growing in a caespitose mode, under trees of Abies fabri forest, which are themselves under threat of logging and airborne pollutants. If any populations of this species remain at its known localities, they are likely to be similarly threatened. Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ population details, habitat preferences, and confirmation of potential threats, this species is listed as DD until further research is carried out regarding these deficiencies.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The holotype of this species was found in China, Yunnan Prov. at an altitude of 3294m, in the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Shangri-La county on the 23rd July 2007. Further specimens of this species are known from the following locations and dates: China, Yunnan Prov, alt. 3294 m, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Shangri-La county, 22nd July 2007 and 23rd July 2007; and from the Deqin mushroom market, 2nd December 2008.
Population and Trends
This species has been known to be found beneath Abies fabri trees, which are listed as VU, threatened by logging and airborne pollutants. It is therefore reasonable to assume that if any wild populations of this species remain at its known localities, they are likely to be similarly threatened and show signs of population decrease, although further research is required to assess the extent to which this species is threatened.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known to occur growing in a caespitose mode, under trees of Abies fabri forest
This species is known to associate with Abies fabri, which is listed as VU, and is threatened by logging and airborne pollutants. It is reasonable to assume that this species is similarly threatened.
Protection of this species’ habitat is required for its successful conservation.
Resource & habitat protection
Further research into this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is also necessary in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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