- Scientific name
- Cantharellus lateritius
- (Berk.) Singer
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
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).
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
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.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
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
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