Currently, Cantharellus petersii has only been recorded from Alabama, USA. However, there is a paucity of information on this species, and the type was collected from under “red cedar”, so its overall range could be large. With the high level of uncertainty, this species could theoretically qualify for any category from Critically Endangered to Least Concern, and so it is assessed as Data Deficient.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Cantharellus petersii has been collected from Alabama, USA (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), and it is currently only reported from this state. However, it was collected on moss under “red cedar” (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), presumed to be Juniperus virginiana, and so its overall range could be large.
Population and Trends
There is no quantitative information regarding population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected on moss under “red cedar” (Berkeley and Curtis 1859), presumed to be Juniperus virginiana.
Without clearer information regarding the distribution of this species it is not possible to accurately identify specific threats to Cantharellus petersii.
Further research into the distribution of this species, and its taxonomic placement, would be beneficial.