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Cantharellus minutissimus Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus minutissimus
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
DD
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Currently, Cantharellus minutissimus appears to be known from the type specimen collected at Dja Biosphere Reserve, Cameroon. If it were to be restricted to this one site then it could be highly threatened. However, it is recorded from forest with Uapaca sp., and so could be widespread in Central and West Africa. Given the high levels of uncertainty C. minutissimus is assessed as Data Deficient.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

From the type description it appears as if this species is only known from Dja Biosphere Reserve, Cameroon (Buyck et al. 2016). However, it occurs in forest with Uapaca sp. (Buyck et al. 2016), so it potentially could have a wide range in Central and West Africa.


Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trend.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species has been collected from rainforest with Uapaca sp. (Buyck et al. 2016).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest

Threats

Without further information regarding the full range of the species it is not possible to accurately assess the specific threats to Cantharellus minutissimus.


Conservation Actions

It occurs in Dja Biosphere Reserve, Cameroon (Buyck et al. 2016).


Research needed

Surveys are required to identify how widespread this species could be.

Population size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted