There is a high degree of uncertainty regarding this species, and some authors consider it not to belong in the genus Cantharellus. Irrespective of its taxonomic position there is a paucity of information on this species, that precludes an accurate assessment of the species’ status. Therefore, it is assessed as Data Deficient.
Eyssartier and Buyck (2000) consider that this species does not belong in the genus Cantharellus, but no alternative has been proposed.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type collection of this species is from North Carolina, USA (Burt 1914).
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding the population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The exact habitat requirements of this species are unknown, but the type was collected amongst mosses, close to shrubs (Kalmia sp.) (Burt 1914).
Further information regarding the range of the species is required before an assessments of its threats can be made.
Further research is required to locate additional specimens, resolve the taxonomic placement of the species, and to get a clearer idea of its range and ecology.
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