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Speiropsis scopiformis Kuthub. & Nawawi

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Scientific name
Speiropsis scopiformis
Kuthub. & Nawawi
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Marcela Barbosa
Comments etc.
Marcela Barbosa, David Minter, Elaine Malosso

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The genus Speiropsis, ereted by Tubaki (1958). The species shown conidiophores macronematous, mononematous, solitary, erect, straight, simple, septate, smooth, with consecutive short branches at the apex, pale brown. Polyblastic, sympodial conidiogenic cells emerge from the top of the conidiophore forming chains of up to nine cells, pinned, denticulated at the apex, from pale brown to subhialines. Conidia composed of 5-7 cells connected by an isthmus forming a hyaline chain, the cells at the ends are conical and the intermediates cylindrical (Kuthubutheen & Nawawi, 1987).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species presents unknown distribution and is found in tropical and subtropical regions, associated with leaf litter and submerged substrates. It has great importance in the decomposition of organic matter, so it is necessary more studies in these and other regions, as well as to study conservation actions in preserved areas in order to preserve this and other species to ensure biodiversity.

Geographic range

Distribution: in subtropical and tropical climate regions

Population and Trends

So far, there are eight species for the genus. The species is found associated in leaf and petiole and submerged leaf, records in Mexico (Heredia; Arias; Reyes, 2000), Cuba (Castañeda-Ruiz et al., 1998) and Hong Kong (Lu et al., 2000).

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Leaf litter and and submerged leaf. Terrestrial and fresh water.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


Other impactsOther threat

Conservation Actions


Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionGenome resource bank

Research needed

In the world, there are no records of the species in Europe, Oceania, Africa and the Poles. In Brazil, there is no occurrences in the midwest and in coastal lands, mangroves and other ecosystems.

TaxonomyLife history & ecologyHarvest, use & livelihoodsThreatsActions

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted