Cantharellus tanzanicus is a species of chanterelle that occurs in miombo woodland. Records come from Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo, although it is suspected to be more widespread. There may be some localised threats to the species’ habitat, but overall it is not suspected to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened under any category. Therefore, C. tanzanicus is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was described from Tanzania, collected from a slope of the Uluguru mountains behind the campus of Sokoine Agricultural University (Buyck et al. 2015). Further collections are recorded from Democratic Republic of Congo in Botancialcollections.be (2021) in the south of the country.
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trends.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species appears to a species of miombo woodland (Botanicalcollections.be 2021), with the type collection coming from Brachystegia specifiormis woodland (Buyck et al. 2015). However, non-native Eucalyptus camadulensis was present at the site, which gives an interesting parallel to Madagascan species known only from introduced Ecalyptus plantations (see Buyck et al. 2015).