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Fomitiporia neotropica Camp.-Sant., Amalfi, R.M. Silveira, Robledo & Decock

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Scientific name
Fomitiporia neotropica
Camp.-Sant., Amalfi, R.M. Silveira, Robledo & Decock
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira
Comments etc.
Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Fomitiporia neotropica should be compared to the species of the F. langloisii lineage, and to a lesser degree to F. punctata. In a morphological and biogeographical perspective, F. maxonii should be compared to F. neotropica. Both species are very similar except for the presence of setae, which have never been reported in F. maxonii (Campos-Santana et al. 2014).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species is only known in 2 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 6 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are 60 records in 2 countries, almost all of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Neotropical species. In Brazil, the species is found in the Atlantic Forest, with rare reports in Amazonia.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, this species is present in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is already a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Some records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted