There is limited information available from the type description of C. muscorum. With a lack of occurrence data and information on the habitat and ecology of the species, it is not possible to assess the status of its population or distribution.
It is therefore now assessed as Data Deficient.
Cantharellus muscorum was described by E.M. Fries in 1821 in Sytema Mycologicum and was listed by P.A. Saccardo in 1887.
On Index Fungorum, the basionym for C. muscorum is Merulius muscorum (described by A.W. Roth in 1791). Preliminary assessment based on Index Fungorum taxonomy.
Note that on GBIF, C. muscorum and M. muscorum are listed as synonyms of Chromocyphella galeata (Schumach.) W.B.Cooke.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Chanterelle species to be assessed as part of the chanterelle comprehensive project.
The extent of its range is unknown, it is unclear where C. muscorum and its basionym are described from. Saccardo’s 1887 listing only states it is a European species.
There are no occurrence data for C. muscorum or M. muscorum available on GBIF.
Population and Trends
Only known from type.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
Type described from trunks of old Quercus and found in autumn and winter.
Extent of habitat unknown.
No known threats.
Confirmation of taxonomic status, population and distribution data and ecology required to better assess species.
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