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Scientific name
Cantharellus diminutivus
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Information regarding the geographic locations of any wild populations of this species appears to be lacking, and so without further research it is not possible to assess the current populations trends of this species. This species is thought to be threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting, however further information is needed to confirm this claim. Due to a lack of information regarding this species’ distribution, and to what extent this species may be threatened in the wild, this species is listed as DD until further information arises.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species has been recorded in Malaysia, Southeast Asia (Corner 1970), within forest containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae (Eyssartier et al 2009). This Malaysian specimen was found in Pahang, Hutan Lipur Lentang, along highway E8, more or less 60 km north of Kuala Lumpur, near Bukit Tinggi, with coordinates N03°23,157’ E101°53,254’ and at an altitude of 184m. 2 preserved specimens of this species, originating from Malaysia, are maintained by the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

It is currently not possible with the amount of geographic information available to determine the number of mature individuals, nor the current population trends of this species. Further research is required to attain this information and assess these trends.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

Geographic information on wild populations of this species is limited to a recording made in August 2006, and described by Eyssartier et al 2009. This specimen was found twice growing on or near the roots of dead Dipterocarps, within forests containing Dipterocarps or Fagaceae.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


Because this species is known to have been located in the Dipterocarp forests of Malaysia, it is likely threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting.

Agro-industry farming

Conservation Actions

At this time, no conservation action can be recommended as information on the population trends and status of this species is deficient.

Research needed

Further research is required in order to better understand the current population trends of this species as well as the extent to which this species is threatened by deforestation for palm oil harvesting.

Population size, distribution & trendsThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted