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Cantharellus vaginatus S.C. Shao, X.F. Tian & P.G. Liu

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Scientific name
Cantharellus vaginatus
S.C. Shao, X.F. Tian & P.G. Liu
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


This species is known to occur within India and China, growing under Betula species in temperate broadleaf forest within India, and in Southwestern China. Information regarding the specific geographic locations of this species at these localities is deficient, making it difficult to assess the current population trends of this species. 2 further specimens of this species are known to have been collected in August 2016 and 2017 from India, and are currently preserved. Until further research arises regarding the current potential threats and geographic distribution of this species, it is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species is known to occurs within India and China. It has been described as growing under Betula species in temperate broadleaf forest within India (East Dist. Sikkim) and in southwestern China (Yunnan Province, Buyck et al 2018). The type of this species was located in the Yunnan Province of China, Dehong, caespitose in Pinus and Castanopsis forest (Shao et al 2011). Two specimens from India collected in August of 2016 and 2017 at the same location, 27.3 degrees N, 88.6 degrees E, are currently preserved (points provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

The current status of any wild populations of this species cannot be confirmed without further research. This species may be threatened, but there is no evidence to suggest that it is significantly threatened at this time. Therefore, the current trends of this species remain uncertain.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known to be caespitose in Pinus and Castanopsis forest. It has also been known to grow under Betula species either gregariously or in groups.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


The threats which may be affecting this species are difficult to discern without further information from further research.

Conservation Actions

The threats affecting this species are unknown, as is the state of this species in its wild populations. No conservation action can be recommended at this time.

Research needed

Further research into this species’ distribution and the threats which may be affecting it is required in order to assign an accurate classification to this species.

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted