This species was described in 1889 by Cooke and Masse as growing on the ground in Brisbane, Eastern Australia (Cooke and Masse 1889). Further information on the geographic range of this species is unknown.
Population and Trends
Although this species has been described from Brisbane, no further information on this locality, including geographic coordinates, is known. At this time, there is no information describing the population trends of this species.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Although published information on the habitat preferences of this species is lacking, based on the initial description by Cooke and Masse (1889), it is likely that this species exists within cool temperate forests, such as those located in the vicinity of Brisbane, Australia. The type specimen of this species was initially found to be heavily overgrown with Penicillin mould, but nevertheless is thought to be assigned correctly to Cantharellus.
This species is potentially impacted by the threats affecting Eastern Australia, and particularly those around Brisbane, including development of housing, commercial and industrial areas, areas for tourism, agriculture, and potentially mining.
The exact locality of this species, as well as its habitat preference and current population status is unknown. No conservation action can be suggested at this time.
Much research into the current population status, localities, habitat preferences, and ecology of this species is required in order to accurately assess its current population trends as well as the extent to which this species is threatened by common stresses, known throughout Eastern Australia.
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