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Cantharellus neocaledoniensis Buyck, V. Hofst., Eyssart. & Ducousso

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Scientific name
Cantharellus neocaledoniensis
Author
Buyck, V. Hofst., Eyssart. & Ducousso
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
DD
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Assessors
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is known from only a single locality, in New Caledonia, Poum. The holotype of this species was found growing on silico-argilaceous soil in degraded maquis with Melaleuca quinquenervia, Acacia spirorbis, Alphitaria neocaledonica and other invading shrubs. C. neocaledoniensis is the most common chanterelle in New Caledonia and seems to be associated principally with Melaleuca quinquenervia and/or Acacia spirorbis. It has never been found with Nothofagus nor with other hosts. Recordings of this species described it as growing on alterated schist soil under Melaleuca quinquenervia and Acacia spirorbis, and on on white sand (85% silicium rich), with Sanantha virgata and Melaleuca quinquenervia. Although this species is not thought to be directly threatened at this locality, Melaleuca quinquenervia, with which this species is known to associate, appears to itself be threatened by alien invasion and by leaf rust, although remains listed as LC by the IUCN Red List. Therefore, Cantharellus neocaledoniensis could be threatened at its known locality, but further research is required in order to confirm this. Until further research regarding this sepcies’ habitat preferences, current wild distribution, and potential threats is completed, this species is listed as DD.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species


Geographic range

The holotype of this species was found growing in New Caledonia, Poum, on 16th March 2009. Further specimens have been in Poum on 9th April 2007 and on the16th March 2009.


Population and Trends

Information regarding the threats to this species appears to be deficient, although several species with which this species is known to associate could themselves be threatened. Until further research is carried out, this species’ population trends remain uncertain.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

The holotype of this species was found growing on silico-argilaceous soil in degraded maquis with Melaleuca quinquenervia, Acacia spirorbis, Alphitaria neocaledonica and other invading shrubs. C. neocaledoniensis is the most common chanterelle in New Caledonia and seems to be associated principally with Melaleuca quinquenervia and/or Acacia spirorbis. It has never been found with Nothofagus nor with other hosts. Recordings of this species described it as growing on alterated schist soil under Melaleuca quinquenervia and Acacia spirorbis, and on on white sand (85% silicium rich), with Sanantha virgata and Melaleuca quinquenervia.


Threats

The threats affecting this species are unknown, however Melaleuca quinquenervia appears to itself be threatened by alien invasion and by leaf rust, although remains listed as LC by the IUCN Red List. Therefore, Cantharellus neocaledoniensis could be threatened at its known locality, but further research is required in order to confirm this.


Conservation Actions


Research needed

Until further research regarding this species’ current wild population distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is carried out, no conservation action can be recommended for this species.

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted