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Cantharellus flavolateritius Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus flavolateritius
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
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Cantharellus flavolateritius appears to be a common species in eastern USA hardwood forests.

Actually distribution remains poorly known, due to the limited morphological features to distinguish it from C. lateritius.

The limited data suggest a common and widespread species, which occurs in a stable habitat; therefore I recommend listing as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus flavolateritius was a cryptic member of the Cantharellus lateritius complex, until described in Buyck et al. (2016).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Cantharellus flavolateritius appears to be a common species in eastern USA hardwood forests.

Actually distribution remains poorly known, due to the limited morphological features to distinguish it from C. lateritius.

The limited data suggest a common and widespread species, which occurs in a stable habitat; therefore I recommend listing as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Cantharellus flavolateritius is a recently described species, formally lumped under the name C. lateritius. Distinguishing C. flavolateritius from C. lateritius strictly by macro-morphology features is not possible, so the exact extent of the range of C. flavolateritius remains poorly known.

Sequenced confirmed collections come from North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas, and Indiana (MyCoPortal 2021) suggesting it is widespread in eastern USA.


Population and Trends

Although the full scope of Cantharellus flavolateritius is poorly known, being recently described, and most collections recorded under the name C. lateritius. Based on the available data (Buyck et al. 2016. MyCoPortal 2021), it can be inferred that it is a common and widespread species, occurring in a stable habitat.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Cantharellus flavolateritius is ectomycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially with oaks (Quercus spp.) in young to mature forests. Fruiting in summer, often in large gregarious patches.

Temperate Forest

Threats

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


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species.


Research needed

Ways to distinguish Cantharellus flavolateritius from C. lateritius in the field, and from photographs to get a better idea on range and habitat of both species.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

Commonly collected by forgers and low scale commercial pickers as an edible species.

Food - human

Bibliography

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(3):367-390.

iNaturalist. 2021. http://www.inaturalist.org. Accessed on March 02.

MyCoPortal. 2021. http://mycoportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on March 02.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted