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Cantharellus deceptivus Buyck, Justice & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus deceptivus
Author
Buyck, Justice & V. Hofst.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus deceptivus is a species of golden chanterelle that was described from hardwood forests in Wisconsin, USA, and has also been recorded from Tennessee and North Carolina.

Most records would have been recorded under the catchall name for golden chanterelles, Cantharellus cibarius. It also appears to be morphologically indistinct from Cantharellus phasmatis, and can only be reliably distinguished by TEF-1 sequence data. Thus data to fully assess population size and trends is lacking. However, available data suggest that this species is widespread, and not under threat, thus a Least Concern listing is reasonable.


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus deceptivus was described from Wisconsin, USA (Buyck et al. 2016).

Currently, it is believed to be morphologically indistinct from Cantharellus phasmatis, and can only be distinguished by TEF-1 sequence data. Although this belief is based on a low number of sequenced confirmed collections, and morphological differences may be noticed over time.

Previous to work published on golden chanterelles in North America (Buyck & Hofstetter 2011, Foltz et al. 2013), records of this species would have been recorded under the catchall name, Cantharellus cibarius.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cantharellus deceptivus is a species of golden chanterelle that was described from hardwood forests in Wisconsin, USA, and has also been recorded from Tennessee and North Carolina.

Most records would have been recorded under the catchall name for golden chanterelles, Cantharellus cibarius. It also appears to be morphologically indistinct from Cantharellus phasmatis, and can only be reliably distinguished by TEF-1 sequence data. Thus data to assess population size and trends is lacking.


Geographic range

Cantharellus deceptivus is reported from Wisconsin and North Carolina, USA (Buyck et al. 2016), and Tennessee (MyCoPortal 2021). It likely occurs in hardwood forests across a large swath of eastern North America.


Population and Trends

Too little is known about Cantharellus deceptivus to make an assessment on population size and trends. Based on location of known populations (Wisconsin, Tennessee and North Carolina), and the hardwood forest habitat, the population of this species is likely widespread and stable.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Cantharellus deceptivus is an ectomycorrhizal species, associated with hardwoods; likely oak (Quercus spp.). Buyck et al. 2016 state “under hardwood trees including paper birch (Betula papyrifera) and big toothed aspen (Populus grandidentata), but followup visit to the Type location found C. deceptivus “In mixed woods, associated with red oak” (P. Leacock pers. comm.).

Temperate Forest

Threats

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


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions have been identified with regards to this species at this time.


Research needed

More documented collections of Cantharellus deceptivus, detailing habitat and tree association so we can better understand range and population extents of this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Cantharellus deceptivus (and all other golden chanterelles in North America) are edible, and are indiscriminately collected by foragers and small scale commercial pickers.


Bibliography

Buyck, B. and Hofstetter, V. 2011. The contribution of tef-1 se-quences to species delimitation in the Cantharellus cibarius complex in the southeastern USA. Fungal Diversity 49: 35–46

Buyck, B., Olariaga, I., Looney, B., Justice, J., and Hofstetter, V. 2016. Wisconsin chanterelles revisited and first indicationsf or very wide distributions of Cantharellus species in the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. Cryptogamie Mycologie 37(3): 345–366.

Foltz, M.J., Perez, K.E., and Volk, T.J. 2013. Molecular phylogenyand morphology reveal three new species of Cantharellus within 20 m of one another in western Wisconsin, USA. Mycologia 105: 447–461.

iNaturalist. 2021. http://www.inaturalist.org. Accessed on March 10.

MyCoPortal. 2021. http://mycoportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on March 10.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted