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Hygrocybe striatella Singer

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Scientific name
Hygrocybe striatella
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Assessment date
IUCN Red List Category
IUCN Red List Criteria
Furci, G. & Simon Cardoso, J.
Mueller, G.M. & Neves, M.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75115739/196463170


This species has an estimated population size of around 400-4,000 mature individuals, in small subpopulations of no more than 50 mature individuals, along with a continuing decline in population. It is, therefore, precautionarily assessed as Endangered C2a(i).

Geographic range

The only four known locations are in Coquimbo region (northern Chile), Araucanía and Los Lagos regions (southern Chile). Based on these sites the extent of occurrence is 12,909 km2. The area of occupancy is quoted in the Chilean national assessment as 400 km2, however, this is based on using a 10x10 km grid over the collection locality data.

Population and Trends

The four sites are in three regions of Chile. One of these is in northern Chile and the other two are in southern Chile, therefore the distribution of this species is discontinuous and uncertain. Based on the currently known records, the four collections represent 40 ramets (mature individuals) at four localities. Assuming it is present in 10-100 times as many localities, the population size is estimated as 400-4,000 mature individuals, comprised of small subpopulations of no more than 50 mature individuals. A continuing decline in the population size is inferred based on a continuing decline in the area of available habitat, through forest loss and changing land use.

Population Trend: decreasing

Habitat and Ecology

This species is thought to be a biotrophic fungus and grows in small groups or in bundles in leaf litter, moss or on Nothofagus forest and other arboreal species (i.e. Nothofagus, Aextoxicon, Eucryphia, Fitzroya, Myrtaceae).


This species is associated with Nothofagus and other types of trees which have suffered a decline of more than 50% in this area over the past 40 years. The areas where the species has been found is threatened by disturbance and transformation of its area of occupancy due to change in land use for agriculture and forestry.

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation actions currently in place for this species, and it is not recorded from within any protected areas. It is nationally listed as Vulnerable B2ab(iii) in Chile. Further research is needed on this species’ ecology, taxonomy (phylogenetic studies), distribution, population size and trends.

Use and Trade

This species is not utilised or traded.

Source and Citation

Furci, G. & Simon Cardoso, J. 2021. Hygrocybe striatella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T75115739A196463170. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-1.RLTS.T75115739A196463170.en .Accessed on 1 April 2024

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