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Cantharellus petersii Berk. & M.A. Curtis

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Scientific name
Cantharellus petersii
Author
Berk. & M.A. Curtis
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
DD
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Currently, Cantharellus petersii has only been recorded from Alabama, USA. However, there is a paucity of information on this species, and the type was collected from under “red cedar”, so its overall range could be large. With the high level of uncertainty, this species could theoretically qualify for any category from Critically Endangered to Least Concern, and so it is assessed as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

Cantharellus petersii has been collected from Alabama, USA (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), and it is currently only reported from this state. However, it was collected on moss under “red cedar” (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), presumed to be Juniperus virginiana, and so its overall range could be large.


Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trend.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

It was collected on moss under “red cedar” (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), presumed to be Juniperus virginiana.

Temperate Forest

Threats

Without clearer information regarding the distribution of this species it is not possible to accurately identify specific threats to Cantharellus petersii.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further research into the distribution of this species, and its taxonomic placement, would be beneficial.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted