There is a high degree of uncertainty around this taxonomic concept. It appears to only be known from the type, collected on a rotten log in South Carolina; but the exact locality is not known. It potentially may also not truly represent a member of Cantharellus.
Due to the high degree of uncertainty surrounding this taxon, it is assessed as Data Deficient.
This species was described in the genus Cantharellus, but it potentially does not warrant placement there (Coker 1919).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The only known collection of this species comes from South Carolina (Berkely and Curtis 1859), but the exact locality is unknown.
Population and Trends
There is no information available on the population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The type specimen was collected on a rotting log, and so it is assumed that the species may be associated with temperate forest.
In the absence of any further information regarding the species’ range, it is currently not possible to ascertain whether it faces any significant threats or not.
Further research to re-discover this taxon in the wild is urgently needed. Additionally, research into the species’ taxonomy could be beneficial to get a clearer view of its taxonomic placement, and indeed identifying whether it is a Cantharellus species or not.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends
Use and Trade
There is no use/trade information for this species.