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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
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/198622544/198624099

Justification

Cantharellus appalachiensis 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).

Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus appalachiensis was described from Tennessee, USA (Petersen and 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.

Geographic range

Cantharellus appalachiensis 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

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

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

Use and Trade

Cantharellus appalachiensis 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 .Downloaded on 23 September 2021

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