- Scientific name
- Cantharellus nivosus
- Berk. & M.A. Curtis
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Liddle, T.A.
- Westrip, J.R.S.
Information regarding any current wild population 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 population, this species is listed as Data Deficient until further research is carried out.
It is likely to be an Arrhenia
as the original description says it is close to A. retirruga
and Cantharellus nivosus
occurs on dead grasses (see Berkeley and Curtis 1857) (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt
The type specimen of this species was described as originating from Hong Kong (Berkeley and Curtis 1857).
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: unknown
Habitat and Ecology
This species was initially described as growing on dead stems of grass (Berkeley and Curtis 1857), 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.
Without further research into the current population status of this species, no conservation action can be recommended at this time. 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, suitable habitat and associated threats may be.
Source and Citation
Liddle, T.A. 2023. Cantharellus nivosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T226999827A227535355. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T226999827A227535355.en
.Accessed on 7 January 2024