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Cantharellus lignatilis Berk. & M.A. Curtis

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Scientific name
Cantharellus lignatilis
Author
Berk. & M.A. Curtis
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
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

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.


Taxonomic notes

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?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

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.

Temperate Forest

Threats

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.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

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.


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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted