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Cantharellus umbriceps Cooke

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Scientific name
Cantharellus umbriceps
Author
Cooke
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
NT
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Assessors
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is known from its type collection, made in Maungaroa, New Zealand, as described in Cooke 1879. Several further specimens have been observed growing at the Te Wera Reserve, New Zealand, in 2013. There are also records of 7 preserved specimens from across New Zealand, maintained by the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection. This species has been described as growing on soil and rotting detritus within native Kauri forest and within remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest in New Zealand. This species does not appear to be significantly threatened, nor do its observations appear to be restricted. Based on this information, it is inferred that this species’ current wild populations are stable in their trends. Further research is required in order to assess whether this species remains at its type collection locality. Moreover, further research is needed to assess how much of an underestimate of AOO 32 km2 is. Due to this small AOO value, for now, this species is listed as NT, due to its qualification for criterion B2a, however further research should be carried out in order to evaluate this given AOO value.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species


Geographic range

The type of this species was originally found growing on the ground in Maungaroa, northern New Zealand (Cooke 1879). Subsequent specimens have been observed growing in New Zealand at the Te Wera Reserve, in 2013; at the Mangemangeroa Reserve Valley Walkway, in 2015 and again in 2020; and at the Coromandel Forest Park, in 2020. 7 preserved specimens from across New Zealand are maintained by the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection (geographic information is provided by gbif, citation needed). This species is thought to have a recorded EOO of 213,428 km2 and an AOO of 32 km2, however this is likely greatly underestimated.


Population and Trends

This species’ population appears to be stable, existing predominantly within areas of protection. Where protection cannot be guaranteed, locality information is limited, and requires further research in order to establish whether wild populations in such areas are under significant threat.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species has been described as growing on soil and rotting detritus within native Kauri forest and within remnant mature coastal broadleaf forest in New Zealand (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

The most recent observations of this species appear to have been made within protected areas, and so it is reasonable to assume that no threats are significantly affecting wild populations of this species. The type specimen of this species was recorded at Maungaroa, New Zealand, however because no further information is known about the location of this recording, no threats can be assigned to any existing wild populations here.


Conservation Actions

Because this species appears to exist predominantly under protection, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.


Research needed

Further research is needed in order assess the presence of any wild populations of this species at Maungaroa, the locality of its type recording, as well as to assess whether this species is significantly threatened in this area. Information regarding the habitat preferences of this species at this locality would also prove useful in accurately classifying this species.


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Regional Population and Trends

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