Cantharellus albidosquamosus has only recently been described. It is currently only known from the Dja Biosphere Reserve in Cameroon, collected from Gilbertiodendron forest. If the species were to be restricted to this area there is a possibility that it could qualify as Critically Endangered, but at the same time Gilbertiodendron forest can be found across Central Africa and so with further surveys the species could actually be very widespread. Given the high levels of uncertainty, C. albidosquamosus is assessed as Data Deficient.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Cantharellus albidosquamosus is a recently described species of chanterelle, recorded only from the Dja Biosphere Reserve in Cameroon (Rossi et al. 2020).
Population and Trends
If this species is restricted to the Dja Biosphere Reserve, then it is plausible that the population size could be extremely small (despite being referred to a gregarious in Rossi et al. 2020). However, there is a large amount of suitable habitat throughout Central Africa, and so it is also plausible that this species will be found to be more widespread, and its population size could be very large too.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been collected from Gilbertiodendron forest at low elevations (recorded at 650m asl) under Uapaca sp. and G. dewevrei (Rossi et al. 2020).
Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest
Forest clearance for agriculture and logging could be impacting the species, depending on the full extent of its range.
Small-holder farmingUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]
Further research throughout Gilbertiodendron rainforests needs to be conducted to search for this species, and so ascertain its full range.