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Ganoderma stipitatum (Murrill) Murrill

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Scientific name
Ganoderma stipitatum
(Murrill) Murrill
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Ailton Matheus
Comments etc.
Ailton Matheus, Tatiana Gibertoni

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

The species is recognized by the dark resinous bands in the pale brown context. Its basidiomata can vary considerably from sessile to laterally stipitate. The cuticle is difficult to crush and is rather thick especially on the stipe (Ryvarden 2004). Ganoderma parvulum was considered synonym of G. stipitatum, but the name G. parvulum Murrill should be used in preference to G. stipitatum (Murrill) Murrill as it was described earlier. Steyaert (1980) cited a wrong reference for the G. parvulum protologue and this was followed by Ryvarden (2004) (Lima-Júnior et al 2014).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

Neotropical species, with highest occurrence in Brazil.

Population and Trends

Species with around 249 occurrences. Most occurrences are found in Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil, the species is found in Caatinga, Amazon, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado.

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide Level


It presents no evident threat, being very common at least in Brazil. 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). Also, Caatinga is threatened with desertification.

Housing & urban areasShifting agricultureAgro-industry farmingSmall-holder plantationsAgro-industry plantationsRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target)Unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Increase in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

There are several records in unprotected areas.

Resource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restorationAwareness & communications

Research needed

Other countries should be better surveyed for a better understanding of distribution of the species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

The species has antimicrobial potential.

Medicine - human & veterinaryResearch


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted