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Macrolepiota aberdarense Mbaluto & Otieno

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Scientific name
Macrolepiota aberdarense
Author
Mbaluto & Otieno
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Claudia Perini
Comments etc.
Claudia Perini

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Basionym: Macrolepiota dolichaula Fr., (Berk). Pegler & Rayner
= Agaricus dolichaulus Berk. & Br. in Trans. Linn. Soc. 27: 150 (1870).
= Lepiota dolichaula (Berk. & Br.) Sacc., Syll. Fung. 5: 32 (1887)
Heterotypic synonyms: refer to Pegler (1977, 1983) and Ge et al 2014.
Holotype – Mathioya, Nyeri County, coll. by O.D. Otieno
Mycobank: MB823875


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species has caracteristic morphology and is molecularly described and seems to be limited to one area in Kenia, the socalled Aberdare Forest in the National Park situated in centre of the country. The species was described in 2018 and till now seems to be endemic to that area.


Geographic range


Population and Trends

Man-made and natural calamities including deforestation, frequent fire out breaks and prolonged droughts have threatened the loss of gene pool of forest biodiversity

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology


Threats

Man-made and natural calamities including deforestation, frequent fire out breaks and prolonged droughts have threatened the loss of gene pool of forest biodiversity

Tourism & recreation areasMotivation Unknown/UnrecordedIncrease in fire frequency/intensity

Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade

Edible Mushroom and also used for medicinal properties by local population.


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted