Pilatotrama ljubarskyi

Pilatotrama ljubarskyi


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Scientific name

Pilatotrama ljubarskyi


(Pilát) Zmitrovich


Trametes ljubarskyi Pilát

Assessment info

IUCN Red List Category and Criteria

Vulnerable D1

Date assessed

November 2020


Karadelev, M.


Kost, G.

Ivančević, B.


Rusevska, K.


Miskovic, M.


The species is known from several localities, one of them located in Jasen nature reserve, which is a protected area. The other sites are not protected, and the habitats are under anthropogenic pressure. The total number of recorded individuals is about 50. The impact is manifested by host habitat degradation and/or fragmentation caused by logging given that the species is commonly associated with a single host. Fires during summer season are another serious threat. Nevertheless, beech communities are widely distributed in the country; thus the predicted number of specimens would be approximately 500.


Current population trend



Pilatotrama ljubarskyi is a rare species, found individually or with a few fruiting bodies
on all known sites, and the number of known fruiting bodies is minor, totalling
approximately 50 specimens

Habitat and Ecology


1 Forest
1.4 Forest – Temperate

Habitat and Ecology

Pilatotrama ljubarskyi is a poroid species growing as a saprobe of dry deciduous trees, and it causes white-rot. It has a perennial fruiting body, steady throughout the year, and it most often occurs individually, rarely in groups of 2-3 fruiting bodies. The sightings are associated with deciduous trees, such as Acacia spp., Robinia pseudoacacia, Carpinus spp., Prunus spp., Quercus spp., Populus spp., and there is also a single data for Pinus sp.
In N. Macedonia, the species has been observed on old willow trunks (Salix alba), and there is one case on Fagus silvatica and Quercus trojana, along with data from an unidentified host. Almost all data stem from heights between 500 and 900 m. It is only in Malesevo Mts that Pilatotrama ljubarskyi has been collected from a fallen trunk of Fagus silvatica in mixed beech-pine forest, at an altitude of 1,300 m

Use and trade

Use and trade

There is no confirmed use and trade of this species in N. Macedonia.



The impact is manifested by host habitat degradation and/or fragmentation in consideration of the fact that, in general, the species is very rare. Immediate impact upon the species has not been ascertained. With the exception of the piece of data from Jasen nature reserve, all the remaining stations are outside the boundaries of protected areas. This implies that the species is under heavy anthropogenic impact due to logging of oak and beech woods. The threat manifests differently, and it is contingent on the community site but fires during summer season could pose another severe threat.

Conservation actions

Conservation actions

Protection of old host trees is the crucial conservation action for species protection;
study of the population number and range; interpretation of species status by means of
enhanced understanding of species biology and ecology; habitat conservation; study of
the trends via monitoring.



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Karadelev, M., Rusevska, K., 2013. Contribution to Macedonian Red List of Fungi. . 4th Congress of Ecologists of Macedonia with International Participation 28: 68-73. Ohrid, N. Macedonia.

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