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Dacryopinax elegans (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.W. Martin

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Scientific name
Dacryopinax elegans
(Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.W. Martin
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga
Comments etc.
Renato Lúcio Alvarenga, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Dacryopinax elegans is easily distinguished by the reddish-brown basidiomata and the thin context, as well as by the shape of some immature specimens (orbicular or cochleariform) and the 3 septa in the spores.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species in known in 19 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 8 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 248 records of this species in GBIF, being 56 of them in Brazil.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

American species. In Brazil, the species is found in Amazon Forest, Atlantic Rain Forest and Cerrado.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In Brazil, this species is mostly distributed in pluvial forest domain. However, the Amazon has currently the highest rates of deforestation in the last decades and the Atlantic Forest is already a hotspot.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry farmingHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

About 2/3 of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionSite/area management

Research needed

In Brazil, more areas in should be studied in Cerrado, since this species seems to be rare in this biome.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsPopulation trends

Use and Trade

The species was evaluated for the production of ligninases and herbicide degradation, with promising results (Arakaki et al. 2013).

Other chemicals



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted