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Cantharellus aureolus Cooke & Massee

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Scientific name
Cantharellus aureolus
Cooke & Massee
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
Adam Liddle, James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Information regarding the geographic distribution of this species, as well as its habitat preferences and population trends, does not appear to exist past the year 1889, when the type description of this species was performed. Much research is required in order to gather sufficient information to assess this species. Therefore, this species is listed as DD until further information arises.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species - but according to Corner (1966), it does not belong to Cantharellus, probably an Omphalina

Geographic range

This species was described in 1889 by Cooke and Masse as growing on the ground in Brisbane, Eastern Australia (Cooke and Masse 1889). Further information on the geographic range of this species is unknown.

Population and Trends

Although this species has been described from Brisbane, no further information on this locality, including geographic coordinates, is known. At this time, there is no information describing the population trends of this species.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Although published information on the habitat preferences of this species is lacking, based on the initial description by Cooke and Masse (1889), it is likely that this species exists within cool temperate forests, such as those located in the vicinity of Brisbane, Australia. The type specimen of this species was initially found to be heavily overgrown with Penicillin mould, but nevertheless is thought to be assigned correctly to Cantharellus.

Temperate Forest


This species is potentially impacted by the threats affecting Eastern Australia, and particularly those around Brisbane, including development of housing, commercial and industrial areas, areas for tourism, agriculture, and potentially mining.

Housing & urban areasCommercial & industrial areasTourism & recreation areasScale Unknown/UnrecordedScale Unknown/UnrecordedMining & quarrying

Conservation Actions

The exact locality of this species, as well as its habitat preference and current population status is unknown. No conservation action can be suggested at this time.

Research needed

Much research into the current population status, localities, habitat preferences, and ecology of this species is required in order to accurately assess its current population trends as well as the extent to which this species is threatened by common stresses, known throughout Eastern Australia.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted