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Trametes variegata (Berk.) Zmitr., Wasser & Ezhov

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Scientific name
Trametes variegata
(Berk.) Zmitr., Wasser & Ezhov
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

Hexagonia papyracea and H. variegata are synonymous. This species is easily recognizable due to the thin, flexible, brown, heavily zoned basidioma, with large pores. Hexagonia variegata Berk. it is considered the current name for the species in the databases. However, the publication of H. papyracea by Berkeley in 1843 was prior to the validation of H. variegata, which only occurred in 1852 (Gugliotta & Bononi 1999, Abrahão et al. 2009).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species is known from 28 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 24 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 700 records of this species in GBIF, about 320 in Brazil. It is a common species.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest, Caatinga and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry SavannaSubtropical/Tropical Dry Shrubland


The species is well distributed in Brazil. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest and Cerrado are already hotspots. Caatinga is threatened by 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]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Some 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 (Silva et al., 2019).



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted