• Proposed
  • Under Assessment
  • DDPreliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Craterellus albostrigosus C.K. Pradeep & K.B. Vrinda

Go to another Suggested Species...

Scientific name
Craterellus albostrigosus
Author
C.K. Pradeep & K.B. Vrinda
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
DD
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Assessors
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

This species is known from only a single location, in India, Kerala State: Thiruvananthapuram District, Palode, JNTBGRI campus, however multiple collections have been made in 2016 and 2017. This species has been found growing either solitary or scattered on mud wall and on earthworm mounts in tropical evergreen forest, near Hopea parviflora, a species which is itself not thought to be significantly threatened. If Craterellus albostrigosus exists at this known locality, it may be threatened by wood and pulp plantations as well as by livestock farming and ranching, however without further research, it is difficult to confirm these claims. Therefore, until further research is carried out regarding this species’ potential threats, the status and details of its wild populations, and its specific habitat preferences, this species is listed as DD.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species


Geographic range

The holotype of this species was collected in India, Kerala State, in the Thiruvananthapuram District, Palode, JNTBGRI campus, on the 29th August 2016. Additional specimens are also known from the same location and following dates: India, Kerala State, Thiruvananthapuram District, Palode, JNTBGRI campus, 25th July 2016, 26th July 2016, 27th July 2016, 28th July 2016, 26th August 2016, 30th June 2017, 18th August 2017, 9th September 2017, 13th September 2017, 27th October 2017, 2nd November 2017.


Population and Trends

This species’ population does not appear to exist within protected habitat, and is likely threatened by wood and pulp plantations as well as by livestock farming and ranching, however further research is needed in order to confirm to what extent this species is threatened. Therefore, the current status of this species’ wild populations is uncertain.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species has been found as either solitary or scattered on mud wall and on earthworm mounds in tropical evergreen forest, near Hopea parviflora (Dipterocarpaceae) in the months of June–November.


Threats

Although Hopea parviflora, a species with which this species is known to associate, does not appear to be significantly under threat, Craterellus albostrigosus could be threatened by wood and pulp plantations as well as by livestock farming and ranching, however further research is needed in order to confirm this.


Conservation Actions

Protection of this species’ habitat at its known locality is suggested for its successful conservation.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Further research into this species’ present wild distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is also required in order to assess the current population status of this species accurately and build an accurate assessment thereof.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted