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Rhodofomitopsis cupreorosea (Berk.) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai

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Scientific name
Rhodofomitopsis cupreorosea
(Berk.) B.K. Cui, M.L. Han & Y.C. Dai
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Ailton Matheus
Comments etc.
Ailton Matheus, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Rhodofomitopsis cupreorosea is similar to R. roseomagna, as both have corky to woody hard basidiomata, and the same pinkish brown to lilac color of the pileus. However, R. cupreorosea has pores that are daedaleoid and sinuous (1–2 per mm) and the basidiospores are ellipsoid (5–7 × 2.5– 3.2 μm). Rodhofomitopsis cupreorosea is similar to F. cystidiata too, which has applante, conchoidal or ungulate pileus with brownish pink, grayish brown or grayish pink pileal surface, large pores, but R. cupreorosea differs in a trimitic hyphal system, larger basidiospores, and its lack of cystidia (Soares et al. 2017). The type species is from Brazil and molecular studies suggest that reports elsewhere should be revaluated (Soares et al. 2017)

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species occurs in 8 countries. However, reports outside Brazil should be revaluated (Soares et al. 2017).

Population and Trends

The species has several occurrences, moslty in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in four Brazilian biomes: Amazon, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


It is no uncommon at least in Brazil. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot). In addition, Caatinga is threatened with desertification.

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]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

There are records in non protected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution and delimitaion of the species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted