Cantharellus heinemannianus is a chanterelle species of miombo woodland. It appears to occur in several sub-Saharan countries, and could be even more widespread than known. It is not thought to warrant a listing as threatened under any criterion, and so is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was described from the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, at Chibouli (Eyssartier and Buyck 1998), but it is likely to be widespread in miombo woodland, with reports of its consumption in Zimbabwe (Mlambo and Maphosa 2017), and also records from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Botanicalcollections.be 2021). There is a record from Tanzania in GBIF.org, although from some years before the species was described, so whether it represents this species strictly is uncertain, although it is potentially within an area of suitable habitat.
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding the population size and trend, although ongoing anthropogenic activities in miombo woodland are suspected to be leading to declines.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
This is a woodland species (Buyck et al. 2013) of the miombo of southern Africa. It was described from an area of quite humid forest (Eyssartier and Buyck 1998).