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.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
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
Without further information regarding the full range of the species it is not possible to accurately assess the specific threats to Cantharellus minutissimus.
It occurs in Dja Biosphere Reserve, Cameroon (Buyck et al. 2016).
Surveys are required to identify how widespread this species could be.