There is very little information available on Cantharellus thymiphilus, and it is not possible to accurately assess its extinction risk due to the paucity of information there is. Therefore, C. thymiphilus is assessed as Data Deficient.
This species does not appear to be a Cantharellus, due to its large cystidia, and is likely to be a Marasmius (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022)
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The only record for this species appears to come from near Mnichov in Bohemia, Czechia (Velenovsky 1920, Petrak 1930).
Population and Trends
The overall population size and trend are unknown.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
The exact habitat requirements for the species are uncertain. It has been found in a dry region in the south of Czechia (Velenovsky 1920), in an area with vegetation of Viscaria vulgaris, Cota tinctoria and Thymus pulegioides subsp. pulegioides (Velenovsky 1920, using the latest taxonomic treatments for names used by POWO 2023). It was found as individual sporocarps fruiting after heavy rain on a hot day (Velenovsky 1920).
Without further information regarding the full distribution of the species it is not possible to accurately identify the threats it may face.
Further research is needed into this species. This should focus on gaining a greater understanding of its full range and ecology, which will then also help to assess what threats it may face as well as allowing for an estimate of the population size and trend. Research into its taxonomy, in particular its generic position would also be useful.
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