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Morganella puiggarii (Speg.) Kreisel & Dring

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Scientific name
Morganella puiggarii
(Speg.) Kreisel & Dring
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira
Comments etc.
Larissa Trierveiler-Pereira

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Basidiomes globose to subglobose, 0.6–2 cm diam. and 0.9–2.3 cm high, with whitish rhizomorphs attached at the base. Exoperidium white to yellowish white when fresh, dark brown when dried, covered by minute conical tubercles, composed of chains of globose cells, 8–22 × 12–28 µm diam. Endoperidium soft, white. Gleba when young cottony and white, when mature powdery and dark brown. Pseudocolumella present. Subgleba orange-white, composed of compacted cells. Paracapillitium thin-walled, 1–2.5 µm diam., septate, branched, hyaline, covered by an amorphous hyaline incrustation. Basidiospores globose, 3–4 µm diam. (without ornamentation), Q = 1–1.05; pale orange in water and KOH, unchanging in Melzer’s reagent; echinate, shortly pedicellate. Spines ≤ 0.5 µm long.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Due to the several records in the country (Brazil), from different biomes, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic range

Known from tropical America (3 countries) according to GBIF, and Thailand.

Population and Trends

There are 27 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Brazil (26).

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Growing on rotten wood. In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest, Amazon Forest, and Cerrado.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Moist Shrubland


In Brazil, this species is well distributed. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot).

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasAgro-industry farmingAgro-industry plantationsMining & quarrying

Conservation Actions

Reports in Brazil are from protected area.

Site/area protection

Research needed

More collections and taxonomic studies. The species is considered by some authors as synonym of Morganella fuliginea (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Kreisel & Dring.


Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted