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Cantharellus fissilis Fr.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus fissilis
Author
Fr.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
DD
Proposed by
Christine Tansey
Assessors
Christine Tansey
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

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.


Taxonomic notes

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.


Geographic range

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.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No known threats.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Confirmation of taxonomic status, population and distribution data and ecology required to better assess species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade

Unknown

Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted