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.
This species was originally placed in the genus Craterellus.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
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
Without further information regarding the full distribution of the species, it is not possible to identify its specific threats.
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.