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Colletotrichum phyllanthi (H.S. Pai) Damm, P.F. Cannon & Crous

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Scientific name
Colletotrichum phyllanthi
(H.S. Pai) Damm, P.F. Cannon & Crous
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti, David Minter

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colletotrichum phyllanthi did not produce anamorphic or teleomorphic structures under our growth conditions, so direct comparison of morphological characters was problematic (Damm, et al., 2012).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species was firstly collected in India, 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

There are about 7 species occurrences in the world, but in GBIF there is only one.

Population and Trends

There are about 7 records of the species in the world, of which five (42%) are in India. Apparently it is not a very common species.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

The species occurs mainly in India and Brazil. In Brazil, the species is found in the Atlantic Forest.

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


Two of the three species occurrences in Brazil were in the Atlantic Forest, one of the largest biodiversity hotspots on the planet.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

1/3 of the species records in Brazil are in areas of environmental protection, but it is also found in agricultural areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

Studies of other biomes will contribute to assessing the species distribution.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted