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Cantharellus lateritius (Berk.) Singer

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Scientific name
Cantharellus lateritius
Author
(Berk.) Singer
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus lateritius is a common and widespread species in eastern North America. Population appears to be stable; no sign of decline has been observed. It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus lateritius is a common species in eastern North America. Reports from Africa and Asia likely represent distinct species, and are not considered with this assessment. The recently described C. flavolateritius Buyck & V. Hofst. is very similar, and has been lumped under the name C. lateritius for years.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Proposing as part of the global IUCN project to assess Cantharellus species. Cantharellus lateritius is a common and widespread species in eastern North America. Population appears to be stable; no sign of decline has been observed. It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Eastern North America, from southern coastal Maine across southern New England, south of the Great Lakes to the eastern prairie states, south to Texas, east to Florida. Also reported from Mexico; these collections should be examined


Population and Trends

Population is widespread and stable. No decline has been noted.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially with oaks (Quercus spp.) in young to mature forests. Often fruiting in gregarious patches.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species.


Research needed

Ways to distinguish Cantharellus lateritius from C. flavolateritius in the field, and from photographs to get a better idea on range and habitat of both species.

Taxonomy

Use and Trade

Commonly collected by forgers and low scale commercial pickers as an edible species.

Food - human

Bibliography

Buyck, B., Olariaga, I., Justice, J., Lewis, D., Roody, W. and Hofstetter, V. (2016). The dilemma of species recognition in the field when sequence data are not in phase with phenotypic variability. Cryptogamie, Mycologie 37(3):367-390.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted