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Burgellopsis nivea Diederich & Lawrey

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Scientific name
Burgellopsis nivea
Author
Diederich & Lawrey
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Grace Whitacre
Assessors
Catia Canteiro, Grace Whitacre
Contributors
Catia Canteiro, Grace Whitacre

Assessment Notes

Justification

Burgellopsis nivea has been recorded only from one locality in Scotland. Its host species, crustose lichen, is widespread and there is no data indicating a population decline. We recommend this species be categorized as least concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

This species is thought to be related to Burgella clade but lacks support. Microscopic analysis of Burgellopsis nivea show differences between the two genera suggesting the need for the new genus, Burgellopsis (Lawrey et al, 2014).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

EDGE Species 2022


Geographic range

This species is known only from East Lothian, Scotland in the Lammermuir Hills (Lawrey et al, 2014).


Population and Trends

There is no current information about population size or trends of this species. However, this species was found on crustose saxicolous lichen which is widespread.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species develops bulbils over the thallus of a sterile crustose lichen or between thalline squamules (Lawrey et al. 2014). The substratum, in the case of this occurrence scree, and species have no visible interaction, and no mycelium has been observed. The species could be considered facultatively lichenicolous (Lawrey et al. 2014).


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Research needed

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Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted