- Scientific name
- Cantharellus flavolateritius
- Buyck & V. Hofst.
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
appears to be a common species in hardwood forests in the eastern United States. The actual distribution remains poorly known, due to the limited morphological features which distinguish it from C. lateritius
. The limited data suggest that this is a common and widespread species which occurs in a stable habitat; therefore it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
was a cryptic member of the Cantharellus lateritius
complex until described in Buyck et al
is a recently described species, formerly 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 the eastern USA.
Population and Trends
The population status of Cantharellus flavolateritius is poorly known, being recently described, and most collections have been 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
is ectomycorrhizal with hardwoods, especially with oaks (Quercus
spp.) in young to mature forests. Fruiting occurs in summer, often in large gregarious patches.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. Research is needed to identify ways to distinguish Cantharellus flavolateritius
from C. lateritius
in the field and from photographs to get a better idea of the range and habitat of both species.
Use and Trade
This species is commonly collected by forgers and small-scale commercial pickers as an edible species.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus flavolateritius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198623019A198623770. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198623019A198623770.en
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