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Grammothele fuligo (Berk. & Broome) Ryvarden

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Scientific name
Grammothele fuligo
(Berk. & Broome) Ryvarden
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira
Comments etc.
Virton Rodrigo Targino de Oliveira, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Grammothele fuligo is similar to G. denticulata as both have grayish pores, but it is distinguished by its small (7–9 per mm) and wider spores (5.2–7 3 2.3– 3 mm), and it is restricted to monocotyledons (Zhou & Dai 2014).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

The species is known in 30 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 10 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are average 160 records in 30 countries, about 1/4 of them in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil the species is found in Amazonia and Atlantic Forest.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


The species is well distributed in Brazil, present 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 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

Conservation Actions

Some of the records in Brazil are in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

Other areas should be studied in order to assess the distribution of this species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade

The species has biotechnological interest (Chauhan, 2019).



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted