Cantharellus densilamellatus is suspected to be one of the most common and widespread chanterelles in Zambezian miombo woodland. It is not thought to warrant listing as threatened under any criterion and so it is assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was described from Msanga in Tanzania (Buyck et al. 2019). However, Buyck et al. (2019) note that previously Cantharellus densifolius had been used to refer to more than one species, and that is is likely that C. densilamellatus is one of the more common and widespread chanterelle species in Zambezian miombo woodland.
Population and Trends
The population size is unknown but suspected to be large. Ongoing threats to miombo woodland are suspected to be causing population declines.
Population Trend: Decreasing
Habitat and Ecology
This species is suspected to be widespread in miombo woodland (Buyck et al. 2019).
This species may be locally impacted by threats such as land conversion for agriculture, logging and mining.
Small-holder farmingMining & quarryingUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]
Taxonomic work on specimens described as Cantharellus densifolius would be useful, to see how many may actually refer to this species. Surveys to ascertain the full distribution of the species would also be useful.