Echinostelium minutum is recognized by its very small size and fragile sporangium, less than 1mm.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is not very common to be collected in Brazil, thus its need attention due to most of records are from endangered biomes.
The species is known in 57 countries. In Brazil it is known in 7 of 26 states.
Population and Trends
There are about 2268 records among 57 countries, 36 of its are from Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil Echinostelium minutum is found on living bark trees, aerial leaf litter and leaf litter forest floor in disturbed and protected areas, riparian forest, mangroove forest, Caatinga and Savanna.
The collections from Brazil are from threatened biomes.
Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingRoads & railroadsIntentional use (species being assessed is the target)Intentional use: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Intentional use: large scale (species being assessed is the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityAcid rainHabitat shifting & alterationDroughtsTemperature extremesStorms & flooding
Some records are from unprotected areas or threatened Biomes.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restorationFormal education
In Brazil are necessary field collection and moist chamber techniques using various types of substrate in others states.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan