This recently described species is known to occur within evergreen Japanese broadleaf forest. The only known collection of this species was made in Japan, Miyazaki Prefecture, Higashimorokatagun, Aya-cho, Minamimata, growing on the soil of a promenade. This species does not appear to be significantly threatened at this locality, however further information is needed in order to confirm this, as well as to confirm the current presence of this species at this locality. A better understanding of the specific habitat preferences of this species would also help in building a more accurate assessment of this species. Until further research provides such information, this species is listed as DD, due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ present distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This newly described species appears to be known only from a single collection, made in Japan, Miyazaki Prefecture, Higashimorokatagun, Aya-cho, Minamimata, growing on the soil of a promenade (inside an evergreen forest) around Teruha-Oturihasi on the 7th July 2013.
Population and Trends
There don’t appear to be any recordings of significant threat to this species or its habitat, and so it is reasonable to assume that this species’ population is stable.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
This species appears to grow gregariously, at times in very large numbers, and is sometimes clustered at the base of the fungus stipe, growing on soil or rocks. It is frequently found on the ceiling of concaved depressions, on the underside of a projecting or overhanging surface on a slope, or erect on the ground and other level surfaces of Japanese evergreen broadleaved forest, and is an annual fungus.
There don’t appear to be any records of threats affecting this species or its habitat.
Because this species is not thought to be significantly threatened, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.
Further research into this species’ population distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is needed in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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