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Cantharellus delitescens (Burt) Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus delitescens
(Burt) Corner
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Cantharellus delitescens is known from a single collection from Vermont, USA, made in the late 19th Century. With no further records, and there being doubt about whether it should fall into synonymy or not C. delitescens is assessed as Data Deficient.

Taxonomic notes

There are no records apart from the type, and it could fall into synonymy (I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022); and indeed Bigelow (1978) suggests Cantharellus borealis and C. xanthopus as potential taxa it could be a synonym of.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project

Geographic range

This species is only known from Vermont, USA, from the type collection, which was collected by Lake Dunmore at the Falls of Lana in 1897 (see Bigelow 1978).

Population and Trends

Without any further information it is not possible to estimate the population size and trend.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

It was recorded growing in a caespitose to gregarious fashion on a thin layer of soil on rocks, amongst mosses by a waterfall (Burt 1914). This collection was made in August (Burt 1914).

Temperate Forest


More information is required with regards to the full distribution of the species before an accurate assessment of the threats this species faces can be made.

Conservation Actions

The Falls of Lana fall within the Branbury State Park.

Research needed

Further research is needed on this species. This should resolve its taxonomic placement, and if it is considered to be a good species then surveys are needed to get a clearer indication of its full range, as well as to collect data from which a population size and trend estimate can be generated.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

There is no use/trade information.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted