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Cantharellus schmitzii Heinem.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus schmitzii
Author
Heinem.
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

The only confirmed record of Cantharellus schmitzii appears to be the type specimen, collected from southern Democratic Republic of Congo. In the absence of any further data, it is not currently possible to accurately apply the Red List categories and criteria and the species could theoretically fall into any category. Therefore, it is assessed here as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

This species is known from the type collection at Kipopo, Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Heinemann 1966), and there are no other known collections (Buyck et al. 2013).


Population and Trends

The type collection noted that there was abundant material of this species (Heinemann 1966), so it is a surprise that this species has not been collected again since.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

The collection of this species occurred in March, where it was collected in woodland, in humid soil at the base of a tree (Heinemann 1966, Buyck et al. 2013).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest

Threats

Without a clearer idea of the full distribution of the species it is not currently possible to accurately identify any specific threats to this species.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further research to find further specimens, and to get a clearer idea of the full distribution of the species is needed.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted