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Cantharellus cuneiformis Fr.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus cuneiformis
Author
Fr.
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
Christine Tansey
Assessors
Christine Tansey
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Since the description of Cantherellus cuneiformis there do not appear to be any subsequent records of the species. With a lack of occurrence data and information on the habitat and ecology of the species, and it is not possible to assess the status of its population or distribution. It is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus cuneiformis was described by E.M. Fries in 1821 in Sytema Mycologicum, where it appears as M. cuneiformis.

Carl von Linné‘s Systema vegetabilium of 1827 includes a listing of Merulius cuneiformis with ‘Surinam’ as the location. Clarification whether this refers to the same species would assist in reviewing preliminary assessment, and its geographic range. 

GBIF lists taxonomy as doubtful.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

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


Geographic range

Range unknown, no location in type description.
No occurrence data available on GBIF.


Population and Trends

Only known from type description.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Species found on ‘rotten tree’ in April and May from the type description, but extent of habitat unknown.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No known threats.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Confirmation of taxonomic status, population and distribution data and ecology required to better assess species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted