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Cantharellus eucalyptorum Ducousso, A.M. Ba & Thoen

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Scientific name
Cantharellus eucalyptorum
Author
Ducousso, A.M. Ba & Thoen
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
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus eucalyptorum is a chanterelle species found in eucalypt plantations of the central highlands of Madagascar. It is not thought to warrant listing as threatened under any criterion and so is assessed as Least Concern.


Taxonomic notes

Based on Index Fungorum the author string appears to be incorrect above - it should be Cantharellus eucalyptorum Buyck, Randrianj. & V. Hofst.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

Cantharellus eucalyptorum is known from Eucalypt plantations of the central highlands of Madagascar (Ariyawansa et al. 2015). Records come from areas around the centre of the country (see Ariyawansa et al. 2015), but it could be more widespread through Eucalyptus plantations. Despite appearing to be associated with introduced vegetation, its closest relative appears to be C. tanzanicus, and so it could be that it has evolved to associate with this introduced vegetation.


Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trends.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs under eucalypts.

PlantationsIntroduced Vegetation

Threats

Given the species’ habitat requirements it is not thought to face any significant threats.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further research is needed with regards to its full distribution, and its ecological requirements.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

This is an edible species, and is sold by local vendors (Ariyawansa et al. 2015)

Food - human

Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted