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Cantharellus plicatulus (Heinem.) Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus plicatulus
Author
(Heinem.) Corner
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
DD
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species appears to only be known from its type description (described in the genus Craterellus). It was collected at Binga in northern Democratic Republic of Congo, on dead wood in dry forest. There is no clearer information regarding its ecology (e.g. host plants), and in essence the population size, trend and range are all unknown. Given the high levels of uncertainty this species could theoretically fall in any category from Critically Endangered to Least Concern, and so it is assessed as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes

This species was originally placed in the genus Craterellus.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

This species appears to only be known from the type specimen collected at Binga, northern Democratic Republic of Congo in 1939 (Heinemann 1958).


Population and Trends

The population size and trend are essentially unknown.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species was found on dead wood in dry forest (Heinemann 1958).

Subtropical/Tropical Dry Forest

Threats

Without further information regarding the full distribution of the species, it is not possible to identify its specific threats.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further research and surveys are required in order to identify the full range and potential host(s) of Cantharellus plicatulus.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Heinemann (1958) says that this species is not eaten by the local people.


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted