Known only from a collection from the 19th century, collected in woodland near to Palermo, Sicily, there are taxonomic doubts regarding this species. With little information to base a clear assessment of extinction risk on, Cantharellys turrisi is assessed as Data Deficient.
Cantharellus turrigii appears to be an orthographic variant of this (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022), but the species could be a synonym of Hypsizygus ulmarius (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species has only been recorded from near to Palermo in Sicily (Saccardo 1887).
Population and Trends
There are no data available regarding the population size and trend, but it grows solitarily to caespitose (Saccardo 1887).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It has been found on the ground in woodland (Saccardo 1887).
Without further information it is not possible to identify any threats to this species.
The species’ taxonomic position needs to be resolved. If it is shown to be a good species, then work to better elucidate its range, population size and trend is needed.