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Perenniporia bambusicola Choeyklin, T. Hatt. & E.B.G. Jones

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Scientific name
Perenniporia bambusicola
Choeyklin, T. Hatt. & E.B.G. Jones
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Rattaket Choeyklin
Comments etc.
Rattaket Choeyklin, Thitiya Boonpratuang

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This species is peculiar with a restricted occurrence on bamboo. Additionally, the vivid orange pore surface turning dark violet to
black with KOH and orange-colored mycelial strands are dominant in field characters. Mycelial strands are usually widespread on the
substrates and more conspicuous than the basidiocarps. This species is closely related to P. aurantiaca (A. David & Rajchenb.) Decock & Ryvarden and P. xantha Decock & Ryvarden sharing similar yellow to orange pores discoloring into violet with KOH solution. Perenniporia bambusicola is an outstanding species with a vivid orange pore surface and conspicuous mycelial strands.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Geographic range

Perenniporia bambusicola species was recorded on bamboo from 4 countries in Asia, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. In China, two collections were recorded, one collection was recorded by Decock in 2007, from Xishuangbanna Autonomous region, Mengla County, Dagau Nature Reserve; one collection was recorded from Yunnan Province, Baoshan, Gaoligong Nature Reserve, in 2007 (Cui and Zhao, 2012). In India, one collection of P. bambusicola was recorded on dead bamboo-roots and fallen leaf litter of bamboos from Jharkhand, Rajmahal Hills, Sahibganj District, Taljhari block, Paderkola Village Dhamdhamia, in 2014 (Hembrom et al., 2016). South East Asia were recorded from Central and South Thailand. Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and India. In Thailand, on bamboo culms [Gigantochloa albociliata (Munro) Kurz] at Central Thailand 20 collections, and 1 collection in Eastern Thailnad (Choeyklin et al.,2009); recently in 2020 was found in Southern Thailand. and one collection recorded from Laos, in 2018 at Huay Xone.  China has been reported from Yunnan Province, Baoshan, Gaoligong Nature Reserve, on bamboo (Zhao and Cui, 2012; Chao-Ge et al., 2020). In India were found on dead bamboo roots and fallen leaf litter of bamboo at Jharkhand, Rajmahal Hills, Sahibganj District, Taljhari block, Paderkola Village Dhamdhamia (Hembrom et al., 2016)No report in iNaturalist

Population and Trends

The distribution of Perrenniporia bambusicola is only known on bamboo found in Asia (Thailand, China, and India). In Thailand were found this species on the bamboo trunks [Gigantochloa albociliata (Munro) Kurz], in The Bamboo Park, Department of Correction, Prachinburi province. Therefore, it might be restricted to and a specialist on the bamboo substrate.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

It is growing on bamboo in Thailand (Choeyklin et al., 2009); Yunnan in southern China (Zhao and Cai, 2012); and on dead bamboo-roots and
fallen leaf litter of bamboos in Jharkhand, Rajmahal Hills, Sahibganj District, India (Hembrom et al., 2016). This species might be restricted to bamboo, its closely related to Perenniporia aurantiaca, is hitherto known only from South America (David and Rajchenberg, 1985; Decock and Ryvarden, 1999) and so far known only on hardwood trees.

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


P. bambusicola is a very high threat from habitat loss it belongs to the policy of the Department of Correction

Recreational activitiesWork & other activities

Conservation Actions

Research needed

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted