Cantharellus corallinus is a recently described member of the C. cinnabarinus complex (Buyck et al. 2016), and for years has been recorded under the name C. cinnabarinus.
Proposing as part of the global IUCN project to assess Cantharellus species. Cantharellus corallinus is a member of the C. cinnabarinus complex. Currently known from Missouri to Indiana, USA, but being recently described (2016) date is lacking, and range is likely throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region.
Until range, population size and habitat can be defined, this species should be listed as Data Deficient (DD).
Range of this species is largely unknown; being a recently described member of the Cantharellus cinnabarinus complex. It was described from near St Louis, Missouri, USA. Voucher and sequenced confirmed collections occur east into Indiana. Species range is probably much wider than currently known; likely throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region.
Being a recently described, and ‘cryptic’ species, little is known of population or trends.
Recognizing this species, (ie. distinguishing it from C. cinnabarinus) from photographs or in the field will go a far way in starting to understand population dynamics.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Ectomycorrhizal, likely with oaks, (Quercus spp) and possibly with other hardwoods. Little has been reported about the ecology for this species; more research is needed.
Range, habitat association, and key identification features of Cantharellus corallinus should be expounded on. Records of C. cinnabarinus should be scrutinized, as some may be C. corallinus.
This species is edible, and is collected for food.
Buyck, B., Olariaga, I., Justice, J., Lewis, D., Roody, W. and Hofstetter, V. 2016. The Dilemma of Species Recognition in the Field When Sequence Data are not in Phase with Phenotypic Variability. Cryptogamie Mycologie 37: 367-389.