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Langermannia complutensis (G. Moreno, Kreisel & Altés) Calonge

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Scientific name
Langermannia complutensis
(G. Moreno, Kreisel & Altés) Calonge
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Mikael Jeppson
Comments etc.
Mikael Jeppson

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Described from the premises of the University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain) as Calvatia complutensis, later transferred to Langermannia by Calonge (1998). No barcoding sequence is currently available.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Langermannia complutensis is known from 3 sites in Central Spain (provincia Madrid). Latest record from 1991? (herbarium AH). To date only found in gardens and urban parks and is potentially nitrophilous. It is a fairly large puffball (up to 7 cm in diameter) which makes it relatively easy to spot. Nevertheless no recent records
seems to have been made. Its known localities are under continuous threats from exploitation and stochastic events. Under-recorded or extinct?

Geographic range

Konwn from three sites in the area in the province of Madrid, Spain).

Population and Trends

A very small population. Last observer in 1991? and no recent records seems to have been made. Under-recorded or extinct?

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Records have been made in antropogenous habitats (parks, gardens) under Robinia, Sophora, Cupressus and Thuja in a climatically continental part of Spain. Potentially nitrophilous and basiphilous.


The very few and geographically concentrated localities are all threatened by exploitation (road constructions, buildings etc), gardening activities as well as stochastic events.

Conservation Actions

The known localities should be regularly monitored and could be highlighted in citizen science projects.

Research needed

An ITS-sequence from the holotype collection should be generated to further explore its phylogenetic placement within Langermannia-Calvatia.

Use and Trade



Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted