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Colletotrichum fragariae A.N. Brooks

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Scientific name
Colletotrichum fragariae
A.N. Brooks
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Anthony Cavalcanti
Comments etc.
Anthony Cavalcanti, David Minter

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colletotrichum fragariae present conidia narrowly obovate, tapering to the base, 24 x 4.5 µm, generally 3-5 septate, but up to 9 septate, produced in fascicles, sometimes sinuous, brown, apical cell hyaline or light brown. The apical cell tapers to an open, truncate apex, apical cells of mature setae functioning as phialides and producing conidia (Brooks, 1931).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

The species is quite common in the United States of America, also occurring in other countries less frequently. I suggest that this species be classified as Least Concern.

Geographic range

Colletotrichum fragariae is known in North America, South America and Asia. Its largest number of registrations is in the United States of America with 58 occurrences.

Population and Trends

There are about 66 records of the species in 5 countries, approximately 85% of these in the United States of America.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in the Atlantic Forest.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


The species has only one record in Brazil, present in the Atlantic Forest domain, one of the most threatened biomes in the world.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasShifting agricultureSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroads

Conservation Actions

Registration in Brazil is in a protected area.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted