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Cantharellus hydnoides Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus hydnoides
Buyck & V. Hofst.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


At the moment Cantharellus hydnoides is only known from one site in southern Central African Republic. However, it occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest, and this tree is widespread in central Africa. Therefore, the full range of this species could be equally large. At the moment, the species could theoretically be placed in any category from Least Concern to Critically Endangered, and therefore it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project

Geographic range

The only known specimens of this species were all collected at the same site in Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve, southern Central African Republic (Buyck et al. 2017). Given that is occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest (see Buyck et al. 2017), then it could have a far wider distribution.

Population and Trends

There is no information on the population size and trend.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species was collected in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest on sandy soil (Buyck et al. 2017). An association with this species is assumed, because the forest where all collections have occurred is monospecific (Buyck et al. 2017).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


Without a knowledge of the full range of the species it is not possible to accurately identify any species-specific threats.

Conservation Actions

This species was collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Buyck et al. 2017).

Research needed

Further surveys are required in areas of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest in order to identify the full distribution of this species. Research work to confirm the association with this tree would also be beneficial.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology

Use and Trade

There is no information regarding use/trade of this species.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted