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Cantharellus nivosus Berk. & M.A. Curtis

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Scientific name
Cantharellus nivosus
Berk. & M.A. Curtis
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


Information regarding any current wild populations of this species is lacking. Although the type specimen of this species is known to have been found in Hong Kong, more specific information regarding this distribution is unknown. Due to a deficiency in information relating to this species’ habitat preferences, potential threats, and current wild populations, this species is listed as DD until further research is carried out.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type specimen of this species was described as originating from Hong Kong (Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences). Coordinates for this species are unknown. 2 specimens from Hong Kong are maintained by the Harvard University Herbaria (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

The presence of this species in a wild population cannot at this time be confirmed without further research. It is currently not possible to understand the population trends of this species.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species was initially described as growing on dead stems of grass, although the species of grass is unknown. It doesn’t appear possible to assign a habitat type to this species without further research, and information on its ecology is similarly lacking.


Because the location of this species in the wild is unknown, it is unreasonable to assign any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Without further research into the current population status of this species, no conservation action can be recommended at this time.

Research needed

Much research is needed in order to confirm whether this species exists in the wild in Hong Kong and consequently what its current population trends and associated threats may be.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted