Since the description of Cantherellus fissilis there appears to be a single record of the species. With a lack of occurrence data and information on the habitat and ecology of the species, and it is not possible to assess the status of its population or distribution. It is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.
Cantharellus fissilis was described by E.M. Fries in 1821 in Sytema Mycologicum.
Index Fungorum lists Cyphella fissilis (Fr.) Berk. as a homotypic synonym.
Note, GBIF lists taxonomy as doubtful.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Chanterelle species to be assessed as part of the chanterelle comprehensive project.
Range is unknown, there is no location in type description.
A single observation from the UK is available on GBIF, dated 1837.
In a listing for the homotypic synonym Cyphella fissilis, it is described from Sweden (Saccardo, 1895).
Population and Trends
Only known from type description and a single observation.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The type is described as occurring in October-November on tree trunks, highlighting Beech, but the extent of habitat is unknown.
Saccardo’s (1895) listing for Cyphella fissilis also describes habitat as Beech trunks.
No known threats.
Confirmation of taxonomic status, population and distribution data and ecology required to better assess species.
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