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Cantharellus densilamellatus Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus densilamellatus
Author
Buyck & V. Hofst.
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
LC
Proposed by
James Westrip
Assessors
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

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.


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project


Geographic range

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).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ForestDry SavannaMoist Savana

Threats

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]

Conservation Actions


Research needed

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.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade


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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted