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Cantharellus tanzanicus Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus tanzanicus
Author
Buyck & V. Hofst.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

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.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

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).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestDry SavannaMoist Savana

Threats

Jew et al. (2016) note several threats to miombo woodland, including land conversion for agriculture and logging.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Further survey work to identify how widespread the species may be is required; and further investigations into any associations with Ecalyptus could be interesting.

Population size, distribution & trends

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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted