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Pholiota cubensis Earle

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Scientific name
Pholiota cubensis
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Sara Karla de A. A. Carvalho
Comments etc.
Sara Karla de A. A. Carvalho

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Current name: Pholiota cubensis Earle
Synonym: Stropharia earlei Norvell & Redhead, Mycotaxon 76: 317 (2000) Synonym contributor (s): Kew Mycology (2015)

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A little observed species, its distribution in Brazil is restricted to a single biome. Thus, this species deserves attention, as the records show its occurrence in threatened areas and under great anthropic activity.

Geographic range

Species found in Brazilian territory, only in the Cerrado phytogeographic domain.

Population and Trends

This species is found in a reduced form in only one type of specific vegetation (the cerrado).
In Brazil, this species appears only in the state of São Paulo.

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology

Species of native origin, belonging to the Cerrado phytogeographic domain, present in the cerrado vegetation (lato sensu).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Shrubland


Threats include areas that experience intense deforestation, mining and the development of industrial activities.

Commercial & industrial areasAgro-industry farmingMining & quarrying

Conservation Actions

Conservation actions must include political, social and educational actions in order to highlight the importance of fungal species for the maintenance of terrestrial ecosystems.

Research needed

A better understanding of this species is needed to understand its distribution and forms of life. In addition, there is an urgent need to expand knowledge about the Cerrado fungus.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreatsActionsHabitat trends

Use and Trade


Capelari, M., Cortez, VG, Neves, MA, Baseia, IG, Wartchow, F., Menolli Júnior, N., Karstedt, F., Oliveira, JJS, Urrea-Valencia, S. 2015. Agaricales in Species List of Flora do Brasil. Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. Available at:

MAIA, L. C. et al. Diversity of Brazilian Fungi. Rodriguésia, v.66, n.4, p.1033-1045. 2015 (DOI: 10.1590 / 2175-7860201566407).

Pegler, D.N. 1997. The agarics of São Paulo, Brazil. Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted