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Cantharellus wellingtonensis McNabb

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Scientific name
Cantharellus wellingtonensis
Author
McNabb
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Assessors
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is known from its type collection, made in Wellington, New Zealand, as described in McNabb 1971. This species is widespread across New Zealand, occurring within native forest and scrub. Many specimens are preserved by the University of Tennessee Fungal Herbarium and by the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection. This species does not appear to be significantly threatened at its known localities, nor do the species of plants with which this species is known to occur, including Nothofagus solandri, Nothofagus fusca, and Leptospermum ericoides. Despite it’s low recorded AOO value, which would qualify this species as Endangered under criterion B2, this species does not appear to be restricted, fragmented, occur in a low number of locations, or show signs of its habitat coming under threat, and so this species is listed as LC.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species


Geographic range

This species’ type specimen was located in Wellington, New Zealand (McNabb 1971). This species appears to be widespread across New Zealand, occurring within native forest and scrub (geographic information provided by gbif, citation needed). Many specimens of this species are preserved by the University of Tennessee Fungal Herbarium and by the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection. This species is thought to have a recorded EOO and AOO of 414,102 km2 and 348 km2 respectively, however these values are likely underestimated.


Population and Trends

This species appears to exist widespread across non-threatened habitat in New Zealand. Observations of this species in the wild have been made as recently as 2020, and many specimens exist under preservation. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that this species’ population is stable, until new information arises.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

This species is known to grow both gregariously and caespitose under forest and scrub native to New Zealand. It is relatively common in these areas and can often form patches which are several square feet in extent (McNabb 1971). The species with which this fungus in known to associate includes Nothofagus solandri, Nothofagus fusca, and Leptospermum ericoides.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

This species does not appear to exist within threatened habitat, or is under threat itself. Furthermore, the species of plants with which this species is known to occur with are also not significantly threatened.


Conservation Actions

This species appears to be widespread across New Zealand, with records of observation within non-threatened areas as recently as 2020. Therefore, no conservation action can be recommended for this species.


Research needed


Use and Trade


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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted