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Amylaria himalayensis Corner

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Scientific name
Amylaria himalayensis
Author
Corner
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Russulales
Family
Bondarzewiaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Susana P. Cunha
Assessors
Susana P. Cunha, Susana C. Gonçalves

Assessment Notes

Justification

Amylaria himalayensis is a Himalayan clavorioid fungi, described in 1955 for Bhutan and Nepal. It has not been recorded since, so it is not possible to estimate current population size and distribution and the species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD).


Taxonomic notes

Clavarioid species of the monotypic genus Amylaria, erected due to its microscopic characteristics. It was assigned to the family Bondarzewiaceae but this placement has since been questioned. (Pegler and Young, 1972)


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Himalayan species found in in Dhotbas, south of Chakure Lekh in Nepal and in the Rocha Chu Valley in Trashiyangsi in Bhutan.


Population and Trends

The only available records for this species were used in the description, and date from 1934 and 1952 (Balfour-Browne, 1955). More recent records are needed to estimate current population size.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Specimens used for the description were found in mountain forest (2,800m in Nepal and 3,000 m in Bhutan), growing on the ground among moss or on rotting buried wood, at the base of a tree trunk (Balfour-Browne, 1955).


Threats


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Searching efforts are needed to estimate current population size and distribution and better understand its habitat and ecology. Taxonomic placement should be reviewed.

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Regional Population and Trends

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