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Cantharellus luteopunctatus (Beeli) Heinem.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus luteopunctatus
Author
(Beeli) Heinem.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Cantharellaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-04
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Westrip, J.R.S.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/217821702/217823831

Justification

Cantharellus luteopunctatus is a widespread chanterelle of Central Africa. It is not thought to warrant listing as threatened under any criterion, and so is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic range

This species is associated with Gilberiodendron dewevrei, with records from Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and Burundi (Ndong et al. 2011, Buyck et al. 2019, GBIF.org 2021). It is therefore, assumed to occur in other adjacent countries too.

Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information regarding the population size and trend of this species.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

The genus Cantharellus consists of species that form ectomycorrhizal associations with trees. This species occurs in dense equatorial forest in Africa.

Threats

This species is not thought to face any significant threats.

Conservation Actions

Further research regarding the ecology and the full distribution of the species is required.

Use and Trade

This is an edible species (Ndong et al. 2011, 2014).

Source and Citation

Westrip, J.R.S. 2022. Cantharellus luteopunctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T217821702A217823831. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T217821702A217823831.en .Accessed on 21 December 2023

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