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Cantharellus omphalinoides Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus omphalinoides
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
Adam Liddle

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species was initially described as growing within Borneo, Malaysia (Corner, Nova Hedwigia 27: 325 (1976)). A preserved specimen of this species from Indonesia appears to be maintained by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium alongside 2 specimens from Malaysia. 9 further specimens are accompanied by geographical coordinates, placing them in the Kanagawa, Ibaraki, and Ishikawa prefectures of Japan. These 9 specimens are preserved, recorded by the Fungal Specimens of National Museum of Nature and Science (National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan) and by the Fungi specimen database of Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History.

Population and Trends

It is currently not possible to assess the population trends of this species without further research, due to a deficiency in geographic information on wild populations of this species.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

The type of this species, from Malaysian Borneo, was observed growing on rotting wood (Corner, Nova Hedwigia 27: 325 (1976)) but has also been reported within the Pasoh Forest Reserve (Eyssartier et al 2009).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


All known specimens of this species appear to be preserved, however if a wild population is present within Borneo, Malaysia, it is reasonable to assume that it is under threat of deforestation for palm oil harvesting.

Agro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

Because the status of the wild populations of this species is unknown, no conservation action can be recommended without further research thereinto.

Research needed

Further research into the localities of wild populations of this species in order to accurately assess its population trends and potential threats for classification.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted