- Scientific name
- Cantharellus appalachiensis
- R.H. Petersen
- 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 American hardwood forests. The abundance of this species and its occurrence in a habitat undergoing no major decline support this species being listed as Least Concern (LC).
was described from Tennessee, USA (Petersen and Ryvarden 1971). Buyck et al.
(2016) indicated that there are undescribed species in the C. tabernensis
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.
is a widespread species in eastern North America. It ranges from eastern Texas to Florida, as far north as into Quebec, Canada. It is 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 the eastern North American hardwood forests. The habitat is stable, and no decline has been reported.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is an ectomycorrhizal species associated with oak (Quercus
spp), and possibly other hardwoods. It often fruits in gregarious patches, in young to mature forests.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. Modern taxonomic work on collections from across the range could be conducted, as Cantharellus appalachiensis
may be a species complex.
Use and Trade
is edible, and most chanterelles are indiscriminately collected by foragers and small scale commercial pickers.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus appalachiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198622544A198624099. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198622544A198624099.en
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