Cantharellus subvaginatus is a chanterelle mushroom only known Songnisan National Park, Republic of Korea. This specimen has been found growing on soil under Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla. Although Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla are thought to be threatened by logging and fire suppression (in the case of the latter), this species appears to exist entirely under the protection of the Songnisan National Park, although further research should be carried out to confirm this existence at this locality. Therefore, until further information regarding this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is carried out, this species is listed as DD.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Cantharellus subvaginatus is only known the holotype collection in 2013 from Mt., Bo-Eun gun, in the Songnisan National Park in the Republic of Korea (Buyck et al 2018).
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trend. The only known site is located within the Songnisan National Park, and it is reasonable to assume that this site is protected and not under threat.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
The genera Cantharellus consists of species forming ectomycorrhizal associations with trees. This species has been found growing on soil under Quercus mongolica and Abies holophylla.
This species is not thought to be threatened in its known locality. However, without further information regarding the ecology and distribution of the species it is not possible to accurately assess the specific threats to C. subvaginatus.
Further information is required regarding this species’ ecology, population distribution and habitat preferences in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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