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Cantharellus tomentosoides Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus tomentosoides
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


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.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project

Geographic range

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.

Conservation Actions

This species was collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Buyck et al. 2019).

Research needed

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.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted