Cantharellus pseudofriesii occurs in West and Central Africa. It is not thought to warrant listing as threatened under any criterion, and so is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species is known from Central and West Africa, and it is suspected to be widespread in these regions, with the species being associated with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, Afzelia africana and Anthonotha crassifolia (e.g. Heinemann 1958, Buyck et al. 1996, Ndong et al. 2011).
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trend, although it is suspected to be in decline in West Africa due to high rates of deforestation there.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
This is a mycorrhizal species of equatorial rain forest (Buyck et al. 1996, 2013). It is with associated with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, Afzelia africana and Anthonotha crassifolia (e.g. Heinemann 1958, Buyck et al. 1996, Ndong et al. 2011).
Ongoing practices such as land conversion for agriculture, logging and mining, all exacerbated by road construction, are likely to be having localised impacts on this species. But these are not thought to be driving significant, rapid declines.
Small-holder farmingSmall-holder grazing, ranching or farmingMining & quarryingRoads & railroadsUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]Unintentional effects: large scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]
No specific actions are thought to be required, but work to engage with stakeholders to limit/reduce the impact of deforestation in West Africa would be useful.
Awareness & communications
Survey work to identify the full extent of this species’ range is required.
Population size, distribution & trends
Use and Trade
This species is considered to be edible (e.g. Heinemann 1958, Ndong et al. 2011).