This species is known from only one collection, made in the Songnisan National Park, Republic of Korea. This specimen has been found growing on soil under Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla. Although Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla are thought to be threatened by logging and fire suppression (in the case of the latter), this species appears to exist entirely under the protection of the Songnisan National Park, although further research should be carried out to confirm this existence at this locality. Therefore, until further information regarding this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is carried out, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The holotype of this species was found in the Republic of Korea, Songnisan Mt., Bo-Eun gun, in the Songnisan National Park at an altitude of 350m at coordinates N 36° 32′ 06.18″, E 127° 49′ 36.75″, on the 15th August 2013. This appears to constitute the only known record of this species.
Population and Trends
This species is thought to exist entirely within the Songnisan National Park, and so it is reasonable to assume that this species’ population is stable, and not under threat.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found growing on soil under Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla.
This species is not thought to be threatened in its known locality.
Further information is required regarding this species’ population distribution and habitat preferences in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology