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Cantharellus merrillii Bres.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus merrillii
Author
Bres.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2020-11-09
IUCN Red List Category
DD
Assessors
Liddle, T.A.
Reviewers
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/226999335/227535432

Justification

Aside from the type collection of this species, made over 100 years ago, no collections have been made, nor observation recorded. Due to a deficiency in information regarding the distribution of this species, as well as information regarding its habitat preferences and potential threats, this species is listed as Data Deficient until such information arises.

Taxonomic notes

From investigation of the type, this species is a small agaric, not a chanterelle (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022).

Geographic range

The only known record of this species appear to be its type specimen, which was collected from Mount Canlaon on Negros Island, Philippines, at an altitude of 2,000m (Bresadola 1912).

Population and Trends

The current status of this species' population is uncertain at this time, and its trends cannot be confirmed without further research.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

Precise information on the habitat type of this species is deficient, however given its named locality and altitude, it is reasonable to assume that this species was found within the tropical montane forests.

Threats

If wild subpopulations of this species do exist within its known locality, they could be threatened by volcanic eruption.

Conservation Actions

At this time, no conservation action can be recommended without further research to confirm existence of this species in the wild. Much further research is required in order to confirm the existence of any wild subpopulations of this species at its only currently known locality, as well as to assess the threat of volcanic eruption and any other threats which might be affecting this species.

Source and Citation

Liddle, T.A. 2023. Cantharellus merrillii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T226999335A227535432. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T226999335A227535432.en .Accessed on 7 January 2024

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