This species is characterized by the thin, tomentose, zonate basidiomata, also extremely variable in color. Pores angular to circular, 4−5 per mm and basidiospores cylindrical, 5−6 × 1.5 µm (Gomes-Silva et al. 2010).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The species in known in 106 countries. The record for France is from France and La Réunion. About 1/3 of the records are in the UK.
Population and Trends
There are about 46.000 records of this species in GBIF, about 150 of them in Brazil.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia, Atlantic Forest Cerrado and Caatinga.
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 a hotspot, and 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
Many records are in unprotected areas.
Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends
Use and Trade
The species has adible and medicinal interest (Boa, 2004; Hobbs, 2004).
Trametes versicolor. Cormoret, Switzerland. Photography: Nicolas Schwab.
Trametes versicolor. Switzerland. Photography: Nicolas Schwab.