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Amylohyphus africanus Ryvarden

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Scientific name
Amylohyphus africanus
Author
Ryvarden
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Russulales
Family
Stereaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2022-12-05
IUCN Red List Category
DD
Assessors
Gonçalves, S.C. & P. Cunha, S.
Reviewers
Westrip, J.R.S.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/238744156/238802832

Justification

Amylohyphus africanus is a crust fungus only known from its original description in 1978. Further, and more recent, records are needed to evaluate the current population size and distribution of the species. Therefore, this species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD).

Taxonomic notes

This is the only known species of the monotypic genus Amylohyphus.

Geographic range

This species is known from one locality in Uwinka, Rwanda, in the 'Rugege' Forest (now called Nyungwe) (Ryvarden 1978).

Population and Trends

This species is only known from the type specimen found in Rwanda. Given the possible large amount of suitable habitat, the species may be more widespread but the lack of more current records makes it impossible to calculate a population size and trend.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

Amylohyphus africanus is a corticioid fungus that grows on deciduous wood (Ryvarden 1978). It was found in the Nyungwe Forest, a tropical mountain forest (Masozera and Janaki 2004).

Threats

Threats to this species are unknown, without further information.

Conservation Actions

The type location is part of the Nyungwe Forest Reserve. Survey efforts in the area are needed to collect more data on population size, distribution and trends.

Source and Citation

Gonçalves, S.C. & P. Cunha, S. 2023. Amylohyphus africanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T238744156A238802832. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T238744156A238802832.en .Accessed on 6 January 2024

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