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Cantharellus enelensis Voitk, Thorn, Lebeuf & J.I. Kim

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Scientific name
Cantharellus enelensis
Author
Voitk, Thorn, Lebeuf & J.I. Kim
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-19
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198623007/198623906

Justification

Cantharellus enelensis is a recently described species from Newfoundland, Canada. The limited data available suggest that it is a common and widespread species in north-east North American conifer forests. Based on this, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus enelensis is a recently described member of the C. cibarius complex (Thorn et al. 2017). Members of the C. cibarius complex in eastern North America are highly variable in macro-morphological features, and with current knowledge most are not identifiable to species without careful microscopic examination or even a DNA sequence.

Geographic range

The distribution of Cantharellus enelensis is poorly-known at this time. It was described from Newfoundland, Canada (Thorn et al. 2017). These authors state that sequenced collections from Michigan and Illinois, USA, match C. enelensis. It has also been reported from Quebec, Canada (MycoQuebec 2021). It appears likely that C. enelensis is a widespread species with conifers in north-east North America.

Population and Trends

Cantharellus enelensis is a newly described species (Thorn et al. 2017), and is difficult to distinguish from other members of the C. cibarius complex without a genetic sequence. Because of this, population size remains poorly known. Thorn et al. (2017) state it is "by far the most common and abundant chanterelle in Newfoundland and Labrador". Based on limited data, it appears likely that C. enelensis is a common and widespread species with conifers in north-east North America, in a stable habitat.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

Cantharellus enelensis is an ectomycorrhizal species associated with conifers. Thorn et al. (2017) mention fir (Abies) spruce (Picea) and white pine (Pinus strobus).

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, but a better understanding is needed of population numbers, distribution, and trends of Cantharellus enelensis.

Use and Trade

Cantharellus enelensis is edible, and is commonly collected by foragers and small-scale commercial pickers.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus enelensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198623007A198623906. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198623007A198623906.en .Downloaded on 25 September 2021

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