Common on commercial fruit crops, this fungus was referred to as C. gloeosporioides Group A by Johnston & Jones (1997) and Johnston et al. (2005). ITS sequences do not separate C. alienum from some C. siamense isolates. These taxa are best distinguished using CAL or GS (Weir et al., 2012).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Although this species has 47 occurrences, there is still little data on its ecology. In Brazil, the area of occurrence is the Atlantic Forest, one of the main critical points of global biodiversity, threatened by urbanization and agricultural activities. I suggest inclusion of it in the near threatened category. (NT)
According to GBIF the species registered are from 4 countries, but the species is known to be present in Brazil (unpublished data).
Population and Trends
GBIF recorded 47 occurrences, but the species is known to be present in Brazil (unpublished data).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It is known that the species causes fruit rot. In Brazil the species was isolated as an endophyte.
In Brazil the species was registered in an environmental protection area, but it is an area that suffers from anthropogenic actions.
Housing & urban areasTourism & recreation areas
In Brazil the species was registered in an environmental protection area.
The occurrences in GBIF did not include the presence of the species in the American continent, but it is known of its presence in Brazil. therefore, more research is needed to identify the area of occurrence of the species.
Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology