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Cantharellus henricii Eyssart. & Buyck

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Scientific name
Cantharellus henricii
Eyssart. & Buyck
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
Christine Tansey
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Since the relatively recent description of Cantharellus henricii, there don’t appear to be available subsequent records of occurrence. With a lack of such data and information on the habitat and ecology of the species, it is not possible to assess the status of its population or distribution. In addition, a synonymy issue should be examined.
It is therefore now assessed as Data Deficient.

Taxonomic notes

Described as Cantharellus henrici by Eyssartier & Buyck in 2000.

More recently, a multigene phylogenetic study found C. henricii to be a synonym of C. alborufescens (Olariaga et al, 2017).

Preliminary assessment conducted based on C. henricii species information. Clarification of taxonomic status required to review this preliminary assessment.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species to be assessed as part of the chanterelle comprehensive project.

Geographic range

Range extent unknown, but type described from Clairac in France.
No records of occurrence are available on GBIF.

A lack of information about the habitat means it is difficult to infer the potential range, but this may be possible under different assumptions if C. henricii is assessed under its more recent taxonomic classification as a synonym of C. alborufescens.

Population and Trends

Only known from type description.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Type described from scrubland, among stones and Leucobryum glaucum moss, and identified as having a more thermophilic habitat than the widespread C. cibarius. Olariaga et al (2017) state that C. henricii’s Mediterranean affinity conforms to C. alborufescens.

Extent of habitat preferences uncertain.

Temperate Shrubland


No known threats.

Conservation Actions


Research needed

Confirmation of taxonomic status (synonymy) and an evaluation of its distribution, population, habitat and ecology is required to better assess this species, and move it out of DD.

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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted