• Proposed
  • Under Assessment
  • Preliminary Assessed
  • Assessed
  • LCPublished

Cantharellus lateritius (Berk.) Singer

Search for another species...

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
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-19
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198623208/198625116

Justification

Cantharellus lateritius is a common and widespread species in eastern North America. The population appears to be stable; and no sign of decline has been observed. It is 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 and V. Hofst. is very similar, and has been lumped under the name C. lateritius for years.

Geographic range

This species occurs in 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. It has been reported from Mexico, but these collections should be examined to confirm their identity.

Population and Trends

The population is widespread and stable. No decline has been noted.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species is ectomycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially with oaks (Quercus spp.) in young to mature forests. It often fruits in gregarious patches.

Threats

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

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. Research is needed to identify ways to distinguish Cantharellus lateritius from the recently-described C. flavolateritius in the field and from photographs, to get a better idea on range and habitat associations of both species.

Use and Trade

This species is commonly collected by forgers and small-scale commercial pickers as an edible species.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus lateritius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198623208A198625116. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198623208A198625116.en .Downloaded on 29 September 2021

Country occurrence