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Cantharellus fuligineus Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus fuligineus
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


This species appears to exist entirely under preservation as herbarium specimens. Information regarding any wild populations of this species appears to be lacking; research is required in order to determine whether this species exists in the wild, and whether such populations may be threatened. Until further information arises, it is not possible to confirm the population trends of this species in the wild, and so it is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species is known to occurs within Sabah, Malaysia, but is also maintained in Indonesia by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium. Further specimens originating from Sabah appear to be cultivated by the Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum and the University of Vienna, Institute for Botany Herbarium (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

This species is thought to currently exist under preservation only, with no wild specimens under threat that are known. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that this species’ population is stable, however further research should be carried out to confirm this.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs throughout the tropical/subtropical rainforests of Sabah, Malaysia (Wilson et al 2012).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


There appears to be no geographical information to suggest that this species exists in the wild, where it may be threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting in Sabah, Malaysia. All known information on this species’ current locality suggests that this species is preserved by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium, the Steiermärkisches Landesmuseum Joanneum, and the University of Vienna, Institute for Botany Herbarium. It is therefore reasonable to suggest that this species is not under threat, but further research is required to confirm this.

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions can be suggested at this time, as this species appears to be entirely preserved as Herbarium specimens, and does not currently appear to exist outside of this preservation.

Research needed

Further research into this species is required in order to assess its existence outside of preservation and whether it is threatened, in order to better understand the current population trends of this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted