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Diachea leucopodia (Bull.) Rostaf.

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Scientific name
Diachea leucopodia
(Bull.) Rostaf.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Chytrid, Zygomycete, Downy Mildew and Slime Mould
Assessment status
Proposed by
Jaíne Parentes
Comments etc.
Jaíne Parentes

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Diachea leucopodia is recognized by its cylindrical or elliptical sporotheca, white stalk, violet-brown or light brown spores and dark reddish-brown capillitium.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Although to be a well distributed species, in Brazil this species need attention because many records are from endangered biomes. Thus, I suggest this species to be categorized in Least Concern

Geographic range

The species is known in 78 countries. In Brazil it is known in 13 of 26 states.

Population and Trends

There are about 2494 records among 78 countries, 146 of records are from Brazil.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

In Brazil Diachea leucopodia is found on the bark of Copernicia prunifera, bark of Laguncularia racemosa in moist chamber cultures, strawberry commercial cultives and leaf litter in Atlantic forest remains.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Mangrove Forest Vegetation Above High Tide LevelDry SavannaMoist SavanaSubtropical/Tropical Dry Shrubland


The species is well distributed in Brazil, mostly in northeast region, it is present in Biomes which have been losing its biological diversity due to deforestation, agricultural activities and urbanization.

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

Conservation Actions

Some records are from unprotected areas or threatened Biomes.

Site/area protectionResource & habitat protectionHabitat & natural process restoration

Research needed

In Brazil are necessary field collections in other states and moist chamber cultives with others substrates in order to know the distribution of this species

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsArea-based Management Plan

Use and Trade




Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted