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Cantharellus cuticulatus Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus cuticulatus
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?

Geographic range

This species is known from a recording made in Sabah, Malaysia, but is also known to be distributed in Brunei (Eyssartier et al 2009). It has been located within primary forest containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae (Eyssartier et al 2009). Although this recording has been noted, geographical data is unavailable. A specimen from Malaysia is maintained by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium.

Population and Trends

The exact localities of this species in its natural habitat are unknown. It is likely that this species is threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting, however further research is required to confirm this claim. Therefore, current population trends cannot be ascertained at this time.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species has been found growing on the soil and sand by rivers, flowing through primary forests containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


This species occurs within Sabah, Malaysia, and Brunei, and is therefore likely at risk as a result of deforestation for the harvesting of palm oil.

Agro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

Data on the geographic distribution of wild populations of this species is currently deficient. Consequently, population trends cannot be established and so no conservation action can be recommended at this time.

Research needed

Research into the distribution of this species is required for the accurate assessment of its population trends and consequently its red list categorisation.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted