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Colletotrichum gigasporum Rakotonir. & Munaut

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Scientific name
Colletotrichum gigasporum
Rakotonir. & Munaut
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti, LAYANNE FERRO, David Minter

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

It is part of the Colletotrichum gigasporum species complex, and was originally reported from healthy leaves of Centella asiatica in Madagascar and Stylosanthes guianensis in Mexico (Liu et al., 2014).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species was firstly collected in Madagascar, but there is still little data on its ecology. In Brazil, the area of ​​occurrence is the Atlantic Forest, one of the main global biodiversity hotspots, threatened by urbanization and agricultural activities. I suggest inclusion of it in the near threatened category.

Geographic range

According to GBIF the species has 15 occurrences in 6 countries. In Brazil the species occurs in the Atlantic Forest.

Population and Trends

There are about 16 records of the species in the world, of which five (31%) are in Panama. Although it is not a rare species, it is not very common.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found mainly in Panama and Mexico. In Brazil, the species is found in the Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelSubtropical/Tropical Swamp ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Half of the occurrences of this species in Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest, one of the largest biodiversity hotspots on the planet.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Half of the records in Brazil are in protected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

Studies in different areas may reveal important data about the ecology of this species.
Molecular studies need to be used to assist in species recognition.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted