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Cantharellus whymperi Massee & Murrill

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Scientific name
Cantharellus whymperi
Massee & Murrill
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


This species is known only from its type collection, made on Mount Pichincha, Ecuador, as described in Baker 1890. If any wild populations remain at this locality, they may be threatened by volcanic eruption, however further research is required in order to confirm this. Very little is known about the habitat preferences of this species, although its type specimen was collected at an altitude of 1300m. A lack of present day distribution data makes it difficult to assess the population trends of this species. Until further information yield relevant information to this assessment, 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 found on Mount Pichincha, Ecuador (Baker 1890) at an altitude of 1300m.

Population and Trends

This species is only known from its type specimen collection, although information regarding its accurate distribution and habitat preferences is scarce. This species is not thought to exist under preservation, and so without further research, its population trends remain uncertain.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Little is known regarding the habitat preferences of this species, however the type was found on the ground at an elevation of 1300m on the Pichincha stratovolcano.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


If any wild populations of this species exist at its known locality, they may be significantly threatened by volcanic eruption, however because information regarding the accurate geographic distribution of this species is lacking, no threats can be reasonably assigned to this species without further research.

Conservation Actions

At this time, no conservation action can be recommended due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ habitat preferences, distribution, and potential threats.

Research needed

Further research into the distribution and habitat preferences of this species, as well as its potential threats, is required in order to accurately classify this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted