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Gongronella lacrispora Hesselt. & J.J. Ellis

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Scientific name
Gongronella lacrispora
Hesselt. & J.J. Ellis
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed by
Leslie Freitas
Comments etc.
Leslie Freitas

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Colony white, becoming pallid gray, border irregular, growing 4 cm in diam. after 7 days at 25 °C on BDA; reverse white pale becoming pallid gray. Odorless. Sporangiophores, erect or slightly curved, simple or monopodially branched, with branches arising near the sporangia, 3–6 μm in diam. Sporangium yellow, globose, 15–30 μm in diam. Apophysis Hemisphaerical, 5–15 × 3–8 μm. Columellae blobose, some slightly constricted at attachment to apophysis, 4–15 × 3–8 μm. Sporangiospores hyaline, bean-shaped and lacrimoid 3,5–7 × 2,5–3,7 μm. Chlamydospores and zygosporangia not seen.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This is a rare species only reported in USA and Brazil so far. In Brazil, it was found both in Atlantic Forest and Caatinga biomes that still suffer anthropic actions, so this species might be considered to be included as Near Threatened (NT) species.

Geographic range

he species in known in 2 countries. In Brazil, it is known in 1 of the 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 15 records of this species in GBIF.

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

It is a rare species isolated from the soil. In Brazil, the species is found both in Atlantic Forest and Caatinga.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry Savanna


In Brazil, this species is recorded in the Atlantic Forest (a hotspot) and Caatinga.

Housing & urban areasAgro-industry plantations

Conservation Actions

Research needed

It is a rare species only found in two countries. Studies about its population distribution are needed.

Use and Trade



Upadhyay, H.P. 1969. Soil fungi from north-east and north Brazil—VII. The genus Gongronella. Nova Hedwigia 17:65-73.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted