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Bovista aestivalis (Bonord.) Demoulin

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Scientific name
Bovista aestivalis
Author
(Bonord.) Demoulin
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Mikael Jeppson
Comments etc.
Mikael Jeppson

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Bovista aestivalis (Bonord.) Demouln is a morphologically variable species also known as Bovista polymorpha (Vittad.)Kreisel (basionym Lycoperdon polymorphum Vittad,) and Lycoperdon ericetorum ss Perdeck. In the current concept B. coloratum (Peck) Kreisel and B. pusilliforme Kreisel are included. Research with a wide geographical sampling will be necessary to finally resolve the taxonomic situation with regard to B. aestivalis in its current sense.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A frequent and widely distributed species (particularly in the northern hemishere, but also present in South America and Australia. No immediate threats. It is assessed as Least Concern


Geographic range

Bovista aestivalis is widely distributed over the northern hemisphere but is known from scattered records also in South America (Brazil) and Australia.


Population and Trends

Unknown

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Bovista aestivalis is mainly a species of open grassland but is sometimes found also in light deciduous woodland, including subalpine woodlands in low arctic/alpine environments.


Threats

No threats can currently be detected.


Conservation Actions

No conservation actions needed momentarily.


Research needed

Research is needed to resolve the species limits of B. aestivalis and its closest relatives. The species has a wide geographic range and several species might be involved in the current concept. Molecular-based research with a wide geographical sampling and studies of type materials as well as designation of epitypes is urgent.


Use and Trade

None


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted