This African species of chanterelle is thought to occur in equatorial rain forest. It appears to occur in forest dominated by Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, and as such is suspected to have a very large distribution across central Africa. It is not suspected to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened under any criterion, and so is assessed as Least Concern.
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). There are some records in GBIF from Mexico (GBIF.org 2020), but at some stages it can resemble Cantharellus violaceovinosus (Herrera et al. 2018), so it is possible that these Mexican records instead refer to this species.
Population and Trends
There is no information regarding population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in equatorial rain forest (Buyck et al. 2013). It particularly occurs in forest containing Gilbertiodendron dewevrei (Ndolo Ebika 2014).
In the absence of information to gather a complete view of the species’ specific distribution it is difficult to identify the specific threats. 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 is needed to confirm the full distribution of the species, and to identify any specific threats to the species.
Population size, distribution & trendsThreats
Use and Trade
This species is considered to be edible (Ndolo Ebika 2014)