Cantharellus queletti is a taxonomic concept where there appears to be some taxonomic uncertainty. Known only from a single site in the French Pyrenees, described from the late 19th century, it is not possible to accurately assess its extinction risk at this time. Therefore, C. queletti is assessed as Data Deficient.
There appears to have been a lack of consistency in the interpretation of this taxon, and it could represent a synonym of Cantharellus amethysteus or C. cibarius (Olariaga et al. 2017, I. Olariaga Ibarguren in litt. 2022).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Chanterelle species to be assessed as part of the chanterelle comprehensive project.
Described from the late C. 19th, this species was originally collected from near to Bagnères-de-Luchon in the French Pyrenees (Ferry 1892).
Population and Trends
It is not possible to accurately estimate the population size and trend based on the available information.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Habitat and Ecology
It was found fruiting in autumn in mountainous forest (Ferry 1892).
More work is needed to be able to accurately investigate what threats this species may be facing.
More work is required to ascertain the taxonomic status of this concept. If it is found to be a good species then more surveys to confirm its distribution is required, and to investigate its population size and trend. Work to investigate its ecological requirements could also be useful.
TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecology
Use and Trade
It has been described as tasteless (Ferry 1892), suggesting it may be edible, but further investigation is required.