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Bovista tomentosa (Vittad.) De Toni

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Scientific name
Bovista tomentosa
Author
(Vittad.) De Toni
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Mikael Jeppson
Comments etc.
Mikael Jeppson

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

A closely related (identical?) North American species is B. minor Morgan (cfr Larsson & Jeppson 2007).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Bovista tomentosa is a widely distributed species in the northern hemisphere. No immediate threats. LC is proposed.


Geographic range

Bovista tomentosa is widely distributed in the northern hemisphere. Records from the southern hemisphere should be revisited for verification.


Population and Trends

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Bovista tomentosa grows in xeric environments, mainly on calcareous soil, more rarely on acidic ground, on more or less bare soil among low herbs, grasses and mosses. Typical habitats are sand dunes, sun-exposed cliffs and rocks, dry meadows (also arctic-alpine Dryas vegetation) and steppe grassland.


Threats

No current threats


Conservation Actions

No conservation measures needed on a global scale.


Research needed

The records from South America and Africa should be revisited to verify conspecificity with B. tomentosa.


Use and Trade

None


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted