- Scientific name
- Cantharellus lewisii
- Buyck & V. Hofstetter
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
is a widespread species in the south-east USA. The population appears stable, with no decline having been recorded. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
was described from east Texas, USA (Buyck and Hofstetter 2011). Southern USA records of C. amethysteus
(Quél.) Quél. (or C. cibarius
) pertain to C. lewisii
This species ranges from eastern Texas, USA, east to Florida, north to the Mid-Atlantic region, west to Indiana and Missouri.
Population and Trends
Cantharellus lewisii is an uncommon to locally common, but widespread species in south-eastern North America. Data to fully assess trends are lacking, but no decline has been recorded and overall, the habitat is stable.
Population Trend: unknown
Habitat and Ecology
is ectomycorrhizal, and apparently has a preference for floodplain or moist hardwoods forests. Buyck and Hofstetter (2011) cite a Water Oak plot next to Taxodium swamp, Beech-Magnolia-Loblolly Pine forest on sandy soil, Slope beech-white oak-loblolly pine-Magnolia forest, and floodplain hardwoods as habitats for the referenced collections.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. Most work on Cantharellus
in the south-east USA has been done in Texas and the western portion of the Gulf States. Better documentation of Cantharellus
in the eastern portion of the Gulf is needed, which in turn would give a better understanding of range of this and other south-east species.
Use and Trade
This species is edible, and occasionally collected for food.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus lewisii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198623069A198624415. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198623069A198624415.en
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