Cantharellus subcarneus appears to only known from the type description from 1893, with no clear indication of any type specimen. It was described from the Italian Alps, but with such limited data available for the species it is not possible to accurately estimate its extinction risk. Therefore, C. subcarneus is assessed as Data Deficient.
It is uncertain whether this species is a true Cantharellus (Eyssartier and Buyck 2000).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Originally described in 1893, this species appears to be known only from the type description, but the type material is not known (see Eyssartier and Buyck 2000). The original collection was made at San Lorenzo Pellice in the Italian Alps in Piedmont (see Eyssartier and Buyck 2000).
Population and Trends
The overall population size and trend are not known.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It was noted as occurring in grass in groups (see Eyssartier and Buyck 2000).
Without further information regarding the full range of the species it is not possible to accurately assess the species’ threats.
Further research and surveys are needed to collect a specimen, which will allow for taxonomic work, and to try to gain a clearer idea of the full distribution, population size and trend. Such work should also gather additional ecological information for the species.
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