Cantharellus mexicanus, is a species of chanterelle for which there is some uncertainty. It was collected from a locality called ‘Mirador, Mexico’ but the exact locality of this site is slightly uncertain; although a GBIF record from Cordoba could represent the type collection. There are no clear habitat details for the species either. Given the high levels of uncertainty, therefore, C. mexicanus is assessed as Data Deficient.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was collected from near ‘Mirador, Mexico’ (see Saccardo 1887). From records contained in GBIF there is a record from Cordoba, Mexico, with the collecting date appearing to match up. GBIF does also contain a record from Washington State, USA, collected from fir woods, but given the very different ecologies between the two areas, further taxonomic work is needed to confirm this site.
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding the population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species was collected from the ground (see Saccardo 1887), however there appears to be no exact habitat listing.
Further work to identify the full distribution of this species is required before a clear assessment of its threats can be made.
Research into the correct, full distribution of this species is required. This work can also include attempts to get a clearer idea of the habitat requirements of this species. Taxonomic work should be conducted as well, to see if the Washington records are part of this species.
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