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Cantharellus fuscipes Bres.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus fuscipes
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip
E. Ricardo Drechsler-Santos, Kelmer Martins da Cunha

Assessment Notes


Information regarding this species’ present distributions is lacking. Based on its type collection, if any wild populations exist at this locality, they would likely be threatened by urbanization and tourism, although further research is needed in order to confirm this. Several specimens of this species from Santa Catarina, Brazil, and from São Leopoldo, Brazil, are known to be listed by the Herbarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History and under PACA-Fungi - Herbarium Anchieta - Fungi Rickiani. Little is known regarding the habitat preferences of this species, making it difficult to assess the current population trends of this species. Without much further research, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type of this species is currently listed under the Herbarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History. This specimen was found in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil in January 1891 (Bresadola 1896). A second specimen was located at São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in January 1939 and is currently listed under PACA-Fungi - Herbarium Anchieta - Fungi Rickiani (geographic locations provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

The current locality and trends of any wild populations of this species cannot be accurately determined at this time. This species appears to exist under preservation however, so it is assumed that this species’ population is stable. Further research is needed to confirm the status of its wild populations.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

Although little information is known about the habitat preferences of this species, its type specimen was found growing on wood in Santa Catarina. The species upon which this fungus was growing is unknown. No further information appears to exist regarding the habitat of this specimen or the other known collection of this species.


All known records of this species appear to suggest that it exists under preservation. If any wild populations occur within its last known localities, it is likely that they are threatened by urbanization and tourism, however because the exact locations of these populations are unknown, no threats can reasonably assigned here without further research.

Conservation Actions

Without further research, the distributions of any wild populations of this species remain unknown. No conservation action can be recommended at this time.

Research needed

Further research is needed regarding this species’ wild localities, habitat preferences, and whether it is significantly threatened in order to accurately classify this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted