Cantharellus tomentosoides is only known from one site in southern Central African Republic. However, the full range of the species is likely to be larger than this because it was reported from Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest, and this tree is widespread in central Africa. Without further data, therefore, the species could theoretically qualify for any category from Least Concern to Critically Endagered. As such it is assessed as Data Deficient.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type description of this species only refers to a single specimen collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve, southern Central African Republic (Buyck et al. 2019). Given that is occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest (see Buyck et al. 2019), then it could have a far wider distribution, but it does closely resemble Cantharellus tomentosus (see Buyck et al. 2019), and so careful identification is required.
Population and Trends
There is no information regarding population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species was collected in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest on sandy soil (Buyck et al. 2019). An association with this species is assumed, because the forest at the type locality is monospecific (Buyck et al. 2019).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Without further information regarding the full distribution of this species it is not currently possible to accurately identify any specific threats to this species.
This species was collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Buyck et al. 2019).
Further surveys across central Africa are required to ascertain how widespread this species may be. These could focus within the range of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, as the species is suspected to have an association with this tree. Research to confirm this association would be beneficial. Careful identification of specimens should occur because it can be mistaken for Cantharellus tomentosus in the field (see Buyck et al. 2019).
Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology
Use and Trade
There is no information regarding the use/trade of this species.