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Cantharellus appalachiensis R.H. Petersen

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Scientific name
Cantharellus appalachiensis
Author
R.H. Petersen
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 appalachiensis is a common and widespread species in eastern North American hardwood forests.

The population size and occurrence in a habitat with no major decline support this species being listed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus appalachiensis was described from Tennessee, USA (Petersen & Ryvarden 1971).

Buyck et al. (2016) indicated that there are undescribed species in the C. tabernensis-C.appalachiensis complex in North America; more work is needed to resolve this.

Applications of the name C.appalachiensis to collections from China and India represent distinct species.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cantharellus appalachiensis is a common and widespread species in eastern North American hardwood forests.

The population size and occurrence in a habitat with no major decline support this species being listed as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Cantharellus appalachiensis is a widespread species in eastern North America. From eastern Texas to Florida, north into Quebec, Canada. Most common from North Carolina and Tennessee into southern New England.


Population and Trends

The population of Cantharellus appalachiensis is very widespread, occurring over much of eastern North American hardwood forests. Habitat is stable, and no decline has been reported.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Cantharellus appalachiensis is an ectomycorrhizal species, associated with oak (Quercus spp), and possibly other hardwoods. Often fruiting in gregarious patches, in young to mature forests.

Temperate Forest

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 needed

Modern taxonomy work on collections from across the range, as Cantharellus appalachiensis may be a species complex.

Taxonomy

Use and Trade

Cantharellus appalachiensis is edible, and most chanterelles are indiscriminately collected by foragers and small scale commercial pickers.

Food - human

Bibliography

Buyck, B., Hofstetter, V. and Olariaga, I. 2016. Setting the record straight on North American Cantharellus. Cryptogamie Mycologie 37(3): 405–417.

Buyck, B., Lewis, D.P., Eyssartier, G. and Hofstetter, V. 2010. Cantharellus quercophilus sp. nov. and its comparison to other small, yellow or brown American chanterelles. Cryptogamie Mycologie 31: 17–33.

Petersen, R.H. and Ryvarden, L. 1971. Notes on cantharelloid fungi IV. Two new species of Cantharellus. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 65: 399–405.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted