This is a widespread species that is not thought to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened under any criterion. It is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This is a widespread chanterelle of sub-Saharan Africa, described from rainforest, but also occurring in woodland habitats (see Buyck et al. 2013, GBIF.org).
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding the population of this species, but it can be found singly up to large groups (Pegler and Piearce 1980, Buyck and Nzigidahera 1995).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The type of this species was collected from Cameroon, in rainforest (Hennings 1907, Buyck et al. 2013), but this species is also considered common in miombo woodland (e.g. Buyck and Nzigidahera 1995), and it has been recorded from woodland in Togo too (Kamou et al. 2017).
While there are ongoing threats to wooded habitats such as logging and land conversion for agriculture, these are unlikely to be major threats to this species give its wide range of habitat tolerances.
Small-holder farmingSmall-holder grazing, ranching or farmingUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]
No actions are required, it does occur in at least one protected area; Parc National Fazao-Malfakassa in Togo (Kamou et al. 2017).
Use and Trade
Although some consider this species to be inedible (see Buyck and Nzigidahera 1995), others do consider to to be edible (Pegler and Piearce 1980, Buyck and Nzigidahera 1995). It also can act as an antioxidant (Tibuhwa 2014).