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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
Assessment date
IUCN Red List Category
Liddle, T.A.
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/226999827/227535355


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.

Taxonomic notes

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. 2022).

Geographic range

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.

Conservation Actions

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

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