This species is known from only a single collection, made in the shadeway of a tropical rainforest in China. Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna city at an altitude of 570m. No further information regarding this species’ distribution is known. This species does not appear to be threatened at this locality, however this species is known to occur in rainforest dominated in part by Pometia pinnata, which itself is threatened by logging and wood harvesting. Therefore, further research is required in order to assess to what extent this species is threatened at this locality and to determine this species’ present distribution and specific habitat preferences. Until such research yields relevant information to this assessment, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species appears to be known from only a single collection, made in China. Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna city at an altitude of 570 m on the 23rd July 2013. No further information regarding this species’ current distribution appears to be unknown.
Population and Trends
Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ present distribution, it is difficult to assess the current population trends of this species. They remain uncertain until further information regarding any potential threats affecting this species and its geographic distribution arises.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found growing in a caespitose mode, under shadeway of tropical rain forest with the following dominant tree species: Mayodendron igneum (Bignoniaceae), Annona squamosa, Miliusa tenuistipitata (Annonaceae), Terminalia myriocarpa (Combretaceae), Mangifera siamensis (Anacardiaceae). This species was also found frequently with the following understory species: Prismatomeris connate (Rubiaceae), Ardisia sp. (Myrsinaceae), Pometia pinnata (Sapindaceae) and Pittosporopsis kerrii (Icacinaceae).
No literature appears to suggest that this species is significantly threatened, however Pometia pinnata appears to be threatened by logging and wood harvesting. It is unknown whether these threats extend to the habitat of Cantharellus hygrophoroides, and so further information is needed in order to confirm to what extent this species is threatened.
This species may need protection of its habitat, should further research suggest that it is significantly threatened by logging and wood harvesting.
Resource & habitat protection
Further research into this species’ present wild distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is therefore required in order to accurately assess this species.
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