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Xeroceps skamania (Murrill) Audet

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Scientific name
Xeroceps skamania
Author
(Murrill) Audet
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Russulales
Family
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Jack Johnson
Comments etc.
Jack Johnson

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Xeroceps skamanita (Murrill) Audet Mycotaxon 111: 453. 2010; Albatrellus skamanius (Murrill) Pouzar Ceska Mykol. 26:199. 1972; Polyporus skamanius (Murrill)- It is distinguished from Scutiger pes-caprae and S. ellisii on the basis of it’s color, cap texture, often clustered habit, and spore shape.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This species is known from just a few localities in Washington and Oregon. Of the few known localities, several have been subjected to megafires, and others are subject to modern forestry. The last record of X. skamania was from 2002, it has not been observed in 21 years.


Geographic range

Known from Skamania county in Washington, as well as the Gifford Pinchot in Oregon.


Population and Trends

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology


Threats

Logging and Megafires which have occured in known localities.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Sequencing of the most recent vouchered collections from Breitenbush in 2002 would be a good start, in order to verify it’s identity.


Use and Trade


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted