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Cantharellus edulis Pers.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus edulis
Author
Pers.
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

There is limited information available from the type description of the species, and only one possible specimen of C. edulis.  With a lack of occurrence data and information on the habitat and ecology of the species, it is not possible to assess the status of its population or distribution.
It is therefore now assessed as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus edulis was described in 1797 C.H. Persoon.

Note that GBIF lists C. edulis Pers. as a synonym of Cantharellus cibarius on GBIF, however only C. edulis Sacc. is a named synonym of C. cibarius on Index Fungorum.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species to be assessed as part of the chanterelle comprehensive project.


Geographic range

No distribution information appears to be recorded with the type of C. edulis.

GBIF records one undated preserved specimen under this species name, collected from Santander in Spain. Without further information about how this specimen was attributed to C. edulis Pers. and when it was collected, it is currently excluded from the known distribution.


Population and Trends

Only known from type.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

No information available from type description.

Unknown

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

No clear records of use, however the species name suggests it may have been regarded as edible when described.

Unknown

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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted