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Craterellus marasmioides Berk. & M.A. Curtis

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Scientific name
Craterellus marasmioides
Berk. & M.A. Curtis
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Information regarding the distribution of any remaining wild populations of this species appears to be lacking. It seems as if all known records of this species to date describe it as existing under preservation. Further research is needed in order to determine whether populations of this species exist in the wild, the habitat preferences of this species, and to what extent it may be threatened in these localities. Until further research yields such information, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type of this species was collected in Cuba and is currently preserved by the Harvard University Herbaria (Burt 1924, geographic points provided by gbif, citation needed). An additional specimen is preserved by the Herbarium - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA) and was originally found in Brazil in December 1977. This specimen was found on the Manaus-Caracaraí Road.

Population and Trends

Known specimens of this species appear to exist under preservation. Information regarding any wild populations of this species is unknown at this time, so it is difficult to assess any threats which may be affecting this species. Its population trends are therefore thought to be stable presently.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

The type of this species was found growing on dead ferns, although the species upon which this fungus was growing is unknown. The second collection of this species, from Brazil, was found growing on dicot wood.


The specific localities of any wild populations of this species appear to be unknown. Although general geographic information is known, the threats which may be affecting these populations cannot be assigned without further research. The only recorded specimens of this species are currently under preservation, and are therefore not at risk of threat.

Conservation Actions

This species does not appear to be significantly under threat at this time, existing under preservation. Specific geographic information is unknown and is likely to remain as such without further research. No conservation action can therefore be recommended at this time.

Research needed

Further research into this species’ locality, habitat preferences (specifically which species it associates with), and whether it is threatened across its native range is required in order to accurately classify this species.

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted