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Phellinus tropicalis M.J. Larsen & Lombard

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Scientific name
Phellinus tropicalis
M.J. Larsen & Lombard
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

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The species was transferred to the genus Tropicoporus. Tropicoporus tropicalis is similar to T. stratificans, however T. tropicalis presents pores 7–9 per mm and tube layers non stratified, and T. stratificans presents pores 5–7 per mm, tube layers stratified (Zhou et al. 2016, Salvador-Montoya et al. 2018).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

In GBIF the species has about 40 records. The species in known in 6 countries. There are two entries for the species in GBIF.

Population and Trends

There are about 40 records of this species in GBIF, about 30 of them in Brazil. There are two entries for the species in GBIF. This species is not very common.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil the species is present in the Atlantic Rain Forest, 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

Some 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 medical importance (Ramesh et al., 2014)



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted