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Cantharellus tabernensis Feib. & Cibula

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Scientific name
Cantharellus tabernensis
Author
Feib. & Cibula
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus tabernensis is a small chanterelle which occurs in Slash Pine forests on the Gulf Coast of USA.

Buyck et al. (2010) state Cantharellus tabernensis “is a very common and abundant chanterelle around the Gulf and we collected it frequently in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi”. 

Based on this, and the fact that it’s habitat is widespread and not under threat, I recommend listing as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus tabernensis was described from Mississippi, USA (Feibelman et al. 1996).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cantharellus tabernensis is a small chanterelle which occurs in Slash Pine forests on the Gulf Coast of USA.

Buyck et al. (2010) state Cantharellus tabernensis “is a very common and abundant chanterelle around the Gulf and we collected it frequently in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi”. 

Based on this, and the fact that it’s habitat is widespread and not under threat, I recommend listing as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Gulf States of the USA; from eastern Texas to Florida.


Population and Trends

Populations occurs across the Gulf States, in the coastal plains mixed pine forests. There are ~25 locations reported on MyCoPortal (2021), but it is believed to be highly under reported. Buyck et al. (2010) state Cantharellus tabernensis “is a very common and abundant chanterelle around the Gulf and we collected it frequently in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi”. 

Data to fully assess trends of this species is lacking, but the habitat it occurs is widespread and stable.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal; often fruiting in gregarious patches on well drained and sandy soil, in mixed woods, especially near mature slash pine (Pinus elliottii) (Feibelman et al.1996, Buyck et al. 2010). Fruiting in late spring and summer.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species.


Research needed

Most work on Cantharellus in the southeast USA has been done in Texas and the western portion of the Gulf States. Better documentation of Cantharellus in the eastern portion of the Gulf is needed, which in turn would give a better understanding of range of this, and other southeast species.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

This species is edible, but apparently rarely collected because of its small size.

Food - human

Bibliography

Buyck, B., Lewis, D.P., Eyssartier, G. and Hofstetter, V. 2010. Cantharellus quercophilus sp. nov. and its comparison to other small, yellow or brown American chanterelles. Cryptogamie Mycologie 31: 17–33

Feibelman, T.P., Bennett, J.W. and Cibula, W.G. 1996. Cantharellus tabernensis: A new species from the southeastern United States. Mycologia. 88 (2): 295–301.

iNaturalist. 2021. http://www.inaturalist.org. Accessed on March 04.

Mushroom Observer. 2021. http://www.mushroomoberver.org. Accessed on March 04.

MyCoPortal. 2021. http://mycoportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on March 04.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted