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Cryptophiale udagawae Piroz. & Ichinoe

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Scientific name
Cryptophiale udagawae
Piroz. & Ichinoe
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Cup-fungi, Truffles and Allies
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Marcela Barbosa
Comments etc.
Marcela Barbosa, David Minter, Elaine Malosso

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Phialophores setiform, straight or flexuous, septate, smooth, brown, with 3-4 branches at the apex, fertile from middle up to first dichotomy branch at the apex. Phialides obscured by a shield of sterile cells. Phialospores, 1-septate, falcate, simple, smooth, hyaline, produced in slimy masses (Pizozynski, 1968; Yang et al., 2018).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species has been reported from diferent environmenst in 16 countries, therefore, it can be considered least concern in the conservation effort.

Geographic range

Distribution: tropical/subtropical climate regions

Population and Trends

The species has been reported in studies taxonomy and diversity of fungi in decaying plant substrates and its distribution is known in several country such as China, Japan, New Zealand, United States of America (Farr et al. 2007); Cuba (Mercado-Sierra et al. 1997), Malaysia (Kuthubutheen & Sutton, 1985), Mexico (Heredia-Abarca 1994), Venezuela (Castañeda-Ruiz et al. 2003).

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat: terrestrial and fresh water
Ecology: Saprobic on decaying plant debris

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest



Type Unknown/UnrecordedOther impacts

Conservation Actions


Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionGenome resource bank

Research needed

There is no report of this species in the polar regions and deserts; in Brazil there is no record in ecosytemas such as coastral, tablelands and mangrove. There is also a lack of data from the African continent.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted