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Grammothele subargentea (Speg.) Rajchenb.

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Scientific name
Grammothele subargentea
(Speg.) Rajchenb.
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, Ailton Matheus

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Grammothele subargentea can be confused with G. brasiliensis, but the former has larger pores and longer basidiospores (Hyde et al. 2019).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species in known in 10 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 14 of the 26 states. The record from Germany is actually from Brazil (Blumenaus, by Moller).

Population and Trends

There are about 90 records of this species in GBIF, about half of them in Brazil. Although not a rare species, it is not very common.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Neotropical species. In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


The species is well distributed in Brazil, 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

About 1/3 of the 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

the species has biotechnological interest (Saparrat et al. 2008).



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted