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Craterellus hypolyssoides Ces.

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Scientific name
Craterellus hypolyssoides
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Assessment date
IUCN Red List Category
Liddle, T.A.
Westrip, J.R.S.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/227000110/227535091


This species was initially described as growing in Sarawak, Malaysia (Cesati and Beccari 1879). Any further information regarding this species distribution, habitat preferences, or potential threats is lacking, although if any wild subpopulation of this species does exist within its known locality, it could be threatened by deforestation. Further information is required in order to assess the current status of any existing wild subpopulations of this species, and so until research is carried out to gather this information, this species is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

The type of this species was originally found in Sarawak, Malaysia (Cesati and Beccari 1879), but the exact locality is uncertain.

Population and Trends

The current status of the wild population of this species is difficult to determine without further research, although this species could be under threat, and therefore show a decreasing population size. Further research is needed to affirm this claim, and so this species' population trends remain uncertain.

Population Trend: unknown

Habitat and Ecology

The original text for this species appears to describe this species as growing spread on the lower faces of the leathery leaves of a plant (see Cesati and Beccari 1879). This passage could possibly be referring to Kokoona coriacea.


This species appears to exist within Malaysian forest, and it is possibly threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting, should any subpopulations remain. Furthermore, Kokoona coriacea, with which this species is thought to possibly associate with, is itself threatened by such deforestation, as well as by disturbance for housing and urban areas. Further research is required, though, to ascertain the true range of the species and so whether it is actually being impacted by such threats.

Conservation Actions

The only known wild subpopulation of this species is thought to exist within threatened habitat. Protection of this species' habitat is needed. Further research is needed to determine the extent to which this species is threatened within its natural habitat, where this species occurs within Sarawak, and in order to determine whether this species does indeed associate with Kokoona coriacea.

Source and Citation

Liddle, T.A. 2023. Craterellus hypolyssoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T227000110A227535091. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T227000110A227535091.en .Accessed on 3 January 2024

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