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Cantharellus nigripedes Cleland & Cheel

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Scientific name
Cantharellus nigripedes
Cleland & Cheel
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Ibai Olariaga Ibarguren
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Without further research, it appears as if establishing the current population trends of this species will be impossible, given a deficiency in geographic information, following its type collection, and in information regarding this species’ habitat preferences and potential threats. This species is listed as DD until further research is carried out in relation to this species.

Taxonomic notes

It does not seem that this species is a Cantharellus because of the small spores and its fruiting on fallen trees attached from a disc (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022).

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type collection of this species appears to have been made in Australia, in Murrwilumbah, New South Wales (Eyssartier and Buyck 2001). The type specimen is thought to be in very poor condition. Collections have been made against this name in France and Sweden (GBIF 2023), and the Swedish record gives reference to a collection under this name from Nova Scotia too (GBIF 2023). With the extreme disparity in collecting localities these latter collections are considered uncertain, and may indeed refer to other taxa.

Population and Trends

Due to a deficiency in information regarding this species current whereabouts within wild populations, little is known about its habitat preferences and potential threats. Without further research, it does not seem possible to reasonably deduce this species’ current population status, and so this status remains uncertain until new information arises.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

The type collection of this species describes it as sub-caespitose, growing amongst dead wood at the base of a log (Cleeland and Cheel 1919). Further information regarding this species’ habitat preferences appears to be lacking.



If this species exists at its known locality, it would likely be threatened by urbanization, however because more specific geographic information regarding this species appears to be lacking, no threats can be reasonably assigned to this species without further research into its distribution and habitat preferences.

Housing & urban areas

Conservation Actions

Information regarding the whereabouts of any current wild populations of this species is lacking, and so no conservation action can be recommended without much further research into these whereabouts, as well as the threats which may be affecting this species.

Research needed

Research into this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is required in order to accurately assess and classify this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted