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Cantharellus pusio Berk.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus pusio
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


This species is known only from its type collection in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, described in Berkeley 1856 over 150 years ago. No further records of this species appear to exist. Similarly, information regarding this species’ habitat preferences appears to be lacking. If any wild populations exist at this species’ known locality, they would likely be threatened by deforestation and logging, however due to the great deficiency in recent geographic information concerning this species, no threats can reasonably assigned at this time. Until further research provides relevant information to this assessment, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type of this species was located within the Brazilian Amazon rainforest (Berkeley 1856). No further records of this species appear to be known.

Population and Trends

Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and threats, the current status of this species’ population is unknown. This species does not appear to exist under preservation, and so its population trends remain uncertain until new information arises.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species was located in the Amazon rainforest, growing on soil (Berkeley 1856). No further information regarding the habitat preferences of this species appears to be known.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


If any wild populations of this species exist within its known locality, they are likely to be threatened by logging and deforestation, however because the only record of this species is accompanied by inaccurate geographical information, it is unreasonable to assign any threats to this species at this time.

Conservation Actions

No conservation action can be recommended for this species at this time, due to a deficiency in information regarding its distribution, habitat preferences, and possible threats.

Research needed

Further research into this species’ wild distribution, its habitat preferences, and whether or not it is significantly threatened within its habitat is required in order to assign an accurate classification to this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted