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Cantharellus lewisii Buyck & V. Hofstetter

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Scientific name
Cantharellus lewisii
Author
Buyck & V. Hofstetter
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus lewisii is a widespread species in the southeast USA. Population appears stable; no decline has been recorded.

Therefore I recommend listing as Least Concern.


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus lewisii was described from east Texas, USA (Buyck & Hofstetter 2011).

Southern USA records of C. amethysteus (Quél.) Quél. (or C. cibarius var. amethysteus) pertain to C. lewisii.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cantharellus lewisii is a widespread species in the southeast USA. Population appears stable; no decline has been recorded.

Therefore I recommend listing as Least Concern.


Geographic range

Eastern Texas 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 southeastern North America. No decline has been reported, and overall, the habitat is stable. Data to fully assess trends is lacking, but no decline has been recorded.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

Cantharellus lewisii is ectomycorrhizal, and apparently has a preference for floodplain or moist hardwoods forests. Buyck & Hofstetter (2011) cite 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 habitat for the referenced collections.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species.


Research needed

Most work on Cantharellus in the southeast 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 southeast species

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

This species is edible, and occasionally collected for food.

Food - human

Bibliography

Buyck, B., & Hofstetter, V. 2011. The contribution of tef-1 sequences to species delimitation in the Cantharellus cibarius complex in the southeastern USA. Fungal Diversity, 49(1), 35–46.

iNaturalist. 2021. http://www.inaturalist.org. Accessed on March 04.

Mushroom Observer. 2021. http://www.mushroomoberver.org. Accessed on March 04.

MyCoPortal. 2021. http://mycoportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on March 04.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted