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Craterellus subperforatus (A.H. Sm.) Eyssart. & Buyck

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Scientific name
Craterellus subperforatus
Author
(A.H. Sm.) Eyssart. & Buyck
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
LC
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Craterellus subperforatus has been collected from coniferous bog forests from three different states in north-eastern USA. Given how widespread this habitat is, then the overall distribution of the species is suspected to be very large. The species has also been described as gregarious, and so the global population size is unlikely to be particularly small. The population trend in uncertain, but it is not suspected to approach the thresholds for listing under criterion A. Therefore, C. subperforatus is assessed as Least Concern.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

This species has been recorded from Michigan, Maine and Massachusetts in north-eastern USA. It is presumably more widespread in this part of the country, and it probably occurs in southern Canada as well given its known distribution.


Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information on population size and distribution, but it is described as ‘gregarious’ (Smith 1968, Bigelow 1978).

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This is a gregarious species, which appears to be mostly associated with damp areas (Smith 1968, Bigelow 1978). Collections of this species have been made on moss in coniferous bogs containing trees of the genera Abies, Tsuga and Thuja (Smith 1968, Bigelow 1978). Collections were made between August and October (Smith 1968, Bigelow 1978).

Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands [generally over 8 ha]

Threats

It is not thought that the species faces any significant threats at the moment.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further research to get an idea of the full range (e.g. confirming how many more states in New England it may occur in, or if it may occur in southern Canada), and to estimate the overall abundance of the species could be beneficial.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

There is no information on use/trade of this species.


Bibliography


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted