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Cantharellus attenuatus Cleland

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Scientific name
Cantharellus attenuatus
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
Adam Liddle

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The distribution of this species extends to Southern Australia. This species was described by Cleland at the Mount Lofty National Park in Southern Australia in 1934, describing the species as growing together in the ground, deeply rooted (Cleland 1934). This species appears to exist within the Mary Semour Conservation Park, Southern Australia, a terrestrial protected area. Furthermore, 4 herbarium specimens are maintained in Northern New Zealand by the New Zealand Fungal and Plant Disease Collection and the University of Tennessee Fungal Herbarium.

Population and Trends

Although agriculture represents a prominent threat to much of Southern Australia, this species is limited to protected areas. Therefore, the likelihood of this species’ population being at risk of such agriculture is low. Information on the number of mature individuals and population size of this species is deficient but as this species exists within pristine habitat, it is reasonable to assume that its population is at least stable.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species, described as possessing pear-shaped spores and a thin outer white flesh, tends to grow in clusters on the ground (Cleland 1934). Published data on habitat preference appears to be lacking, however based on this record by Cleland, this species likely occurs within temperate forest.

Temperate Forest


This species’ area is known to be degraded as a result of livestock farming and agriculture, however this species exists under protection and is therefore unlikely to be under such threat.

Conservation Actions

This species occurs within protected area. No conservation action is needed at this time.

Research needed

Further research into the distribution and habitat preference of this species is needed in order to more accurately deduce this species’ geographic range and population trends.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted