This small rain forest species of equatorial Africa can be easily overlooked. It is assumed that it may occur over a very large area, including the Congo Basin, albeit potentially at low density. Based on the available information, and inferring that it may occur over a wide area, this species is assessed as Least Concern. However, further research is needed into the species’ distribution, and the species may require uplisting in the future.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is thought to be restricted to the equatorial rain forest of Africa (Buyck et al. 2013). Although there have been relatively few published records, it is a small species that is easily overlooked, and there can be confusion with Cantharellus floridulus (Buyck et al. 2016). There are some records in GBIF of the species from Mexico (GBIF.org 2020), but these are thought to be in error.
Population and Trends
There is no information available on population size and trends. The potential paucity of records suggests that the species is overlooked, but it also could only occur at low density, e.g. c.f. Cantharelly floridulus (see Buyck et al. 2013).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in equatorial rain forest (Buyck et al. 2013).
Without further information to gather a complete view of the species’ distribution it is difficult to identify the specific threats to the species. However, given how it may have a very large range, it is unlikely that the species faces any significant threats at the moment.
Further research into the distribution of the species is required. Not only will this also aid in estimating the population size and trend, but it will also aid in identifying any potential threats that could be having a significant impact on the species.
Population size, distribution & trendsThreats
Use and Trade
It is not specifically known whether this species is used/traded.