There is very little information available for this species, and it is not possible to accurately assess its extinction risk. Therefore, Craterellus minimus is assessed as Data Deficient.
Keissler (1917) suggested that this species should be dropped, but did not provide any justification for this, and it is retained as a legitimate species on Mycobank (2023). Therefore, it is retained for assessment.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
This species was described from near Salzburg, Austria (Sauter 1876).
Population and Trends
There are no quantitative data regarding the population size and trend.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
There is little information available regarding its habitat requirements, but it was noted as having been collected from a mole hill (Sauter 1876).
More information is required before an assessment of the threats it faces can be made.
Research to clarify the taxonomic standing of the species is required, and to try to find any wild populations in order to get a better idea of the population size, trend, range and ecological requirements of Craterellus minimus.
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