Red-Listed Fungi

The following fungal species were assessed in 2019 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and are now part of the global Red List of Threatened Species for Australia:

  • Vermilion Grisette – Amanita xanthocephala – Least Concern
  • Antrelloides atroceracea – Vulnerable
  • Auriscalpium sp. nov. ‘Blackwood’ – Endangered
  • Austroboletus viscidoviridis – Vulnerable
  • Bondarzewia retipora – Vulnerable
  • Beenak Long Tooth – Beenakia dacostae – Near Threatened
  • Fischer’s Egg – Claustula fischeri – Endangered
  • Hygrocybe boothii – Endangered
  • Tea-tree Fingers – Hypocreopsis amplectens – Critically Endangered
  • Humidicutis arcohastata– Near Threatened
  • Sheathed Woodtuft – Kuehneromyces mutabilis – Least Concern
  • Montagnea radiosa – Least Concern

Conservation of fungi is important and, through our work with Lost Fungi, we hope to encourage you to learn about local fungi that are likely to be rare and threatened.  Please record them when you can. This work contributes to the global effort in monitoring biodiversity, particularly that done through the IUCN Red List process.


Critically Endangered

Tea-tree Fingers (Hypocreopsis amplectens, SJM McMullan-Fisher CC-BY-SA)

Tea-tree Fingers – Hypocreopsis amplectens

Buchanan, P. & May, T. 2019. Hypocreopsis amplectens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T80188449A80188453. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T80188449A80188453.en. Downloaded on 14 April 2020.

McMullan-Fisher, S.J.M. 2019 Other Lost Fungi – Tea-tree Fingers – Hypocreopsis amplectens. Fungimap.


Endangered

Auriscalpium sp. ‘Blackwood’ (R Richter CC-BY-NC-SA)

Auriscalpium sp. nov. ‘Blackwood’

May, T. 2019. Auriscalpium sp. nov. ‘Blackwood’ . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154932417A154932424. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154932417A154932424.en. Downloaded 15 January 2020.

McMullan-Fisher, S.J.M. 2019 Other Lost Fungi –Auriscalpium sp. nov. ‘Blackwood’. Fungimap.

Hygrocybe boothii

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Hygrocybe boothiiThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154488629A154489434. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154488629A154489434.en. Downloaded on 15 January 2020.

Fischer’s Egg – Claustula fischeri

Buchanan, P. & May, T. 2015. Claustula fischeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T75720773A75720776. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T75720773A75720776.en. Downloaded on 07 May 2020.

Grey P and Grey E 2005 Fungi down under: the Fungimap guide to Australian fungi. Fungimap: South Yarra, Victoria.


Near Threatened

Beenak Long Tooth – Beenakia dacostae 

Humidicutis arcohastata – Near Threatened (SJM McMullan-Fisher CC-BY-SA)

May, T., Leonard, P.L. & Cooper, J.A. 2019. Beenakia dacostae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154843178A154843191. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154843178A154843191.en. Downloaded 15 January 2020.

McMullan-Fisher, S.J.M. 2019 Other Lost Fungi – Beenak Long Tooth – Beenakia dacostae Fungimap.

Humidicutis arcohastata 

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Humidicutis arcohastataThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154472574A154474363. Downloaded  02 January 2020.


Vulnerable

Amanita elongatospora

Amanita elongatospora (Pat Leonard, all rights reserved)

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Amanita elongatosporaThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154321520A154323090. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154321520A154323090.en. Accessed15 January 2020.

Antrelloides atroceracea

Catcheside, P. & May, T. 2019. Antrelloides atroceracea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154926290A154926297. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154926290A154926297.en. Downloaded 15 January 2020.

Austroboletus viscidoviridis

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Austroboletus viscidoviridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154427870A154427897. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154427870A154427897.en. Downloaded 15 January 2020.

Bondarzewia retipora

Leonard, P.L. 2019. Bondarzewia retipora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154430456A154430616. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T154430456A154430616.en. Downloaded 15 January 2020.


Least Concern

Vermilion Grisette – Amanita xanthocephala 

May, T. 2019. Amanita xanthocephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T154842883A154842943. Downloaded on 02 January 2020.

Grey P and Grey E 2005 Fungi down under: the Fungimap guide to Australian fungi. Fungimap: South Yarra, Victoria.

Sheathed Woodtuft – Kuehneromyces mutabilis

Dahlberg, A. 2019. Kuehneromyces mutabilisThe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090579A122090963. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090579A122090963.en. Downloaded on 15 January 2020.

Montagnea radiosa –  unconfirmed in Australia

Kałucka, I.L. 2019. Montagnea radiosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T125433585A125435470. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T125433585A125435470.en. Downloaded on 15 January 2020.

Associated with grasslands world wide.

THREATS

On a world-wide scale, threats to the species are not sufficiently known. The sites where this species occurs in Europe are threatened mainly by intensification or cessation of grassland management, eutrophication and afforestation.

CONSERVATION ACTIONS

Research on the identity and distribution of M. radiosa as well as on its ecology and habitat requirements is recommended.