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Auricularia delicata (Mont.) Henn.

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Scientific name
Auricularia delicata
(Mont.) Henn.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga
Comments etc.
Tatiana Gibertoni, Renato Lúcio Alvarenga

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Auricularia delicata is characterized by its conspicuously porose-reticulate hymenophore, short hairs, medulla absent or indistinctly present near to the hymenium, hyphae with clamps, basidia clavate, transversely 3-septate, basidiospores allantoid,smooth, hyaline (Looney et al 2013). This species seems to belong to a species complex, divided in an Australian group and an American group (Looney et al 2013).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species in known in 53 countries, and about half of the reports are in Mexico and Brazil.

Population and Trends

There are about 1,056 records of this species in GBIF, most of them in Mexico and Brazil.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

Widespread species, moslty in the tropics. In Brazil, the species is found in Amazon Forest, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestMoist Savana


In Brazil, this species is moslty recorded in the Amazon Forest. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are already a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry farmingHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Most records in Brazil are in protected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

The species even occurring in almost all biomes has a fragmented distribution. Studies about its population distribution are needed. Also, a better delimitaion of this species in Brazil is needed, once it seems to belong to a species complex.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsPopulation trends

Use and Trade

The species is used as food by traditional Neotropical communities.

Food - human


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted