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Cantharellus brasiliensis Mont.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus brasiliensis
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/226991403/227536299


The only known specimen of this species is its holotype, collected from Rio de Janeiro in July of 1843. Further information regarding any other subpopulations or specimens of this species is lacking. Similarly, although this species was initially described as growing amongst vegetation litter, gregarious or caespitose on the ground, little is known about its current habitat preferences or potential threats. If this species does exist at its only known locality, it is potentially threatened by urbanization and tourism. Until further research is carried out regarding the present distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats of this species, though, it is difficult to assess its current population trends, and so it is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

The holotype of this species is known from Rio de Janeiro, located in July 1843 (Pegler 1990).

Population and Trends

The current status of any existing wild population of this species is unknown at this time, and so its current trend remain uncertain. Without further research into its localities, habitat preferences, and possible threats, it is likely that this information will remain unknown.

Population Trend: unknown

Habitat and Ecology

The holotype of this species was found as gregarious and caespitose on the ground, amongst vegetation litter (Pegler 1990). No further information appears to exist regarding the habitat preferences or distribution of this species.


This species appears to have no further records outside of its holotype collection, in 1843. However, if any wild population of this species still exists within Rio de Janeiro, it is likely that it would be threatened by urbanization and tourism. Further research is required, though.

Conservation Actions

The exact locality of this species, and whether it remains within Rio de Janeiro, is unknown. Without further research regarding this issue, no conservation action can be recommended at this time. Further research into this species’ habitat preferences, locality of its wild population, and whether it is significantly threatened is needed in order to accurately classify this species.

Source and Citation

Liddle, T.A. 2023. Cantharellus brasiliensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2023: e.T226991403A227536299. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2023-1.RLTS.T226991403A227536299.en .Accessed on 3 January 2024

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