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Cantharellus schmitzii Heinem.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus schmitzii
Author
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
2021-02-23
IUCN Red List Category
DD
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/217821766/217822807

Justification

The only confirmed record of Cantharellus schmitzii appears to be the type specimen, collected from southern Democratic Republic of Congo. In the absence of any further data, it is not currently possible to accurately apply the Red List categories and criteria and the species could theoretically fall into any category. Therefore, it is assessed here as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

This species is known from the type collection at Kipopo, Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo (Heinemann 1966), and there are no other known collections (Buyck et al. 2013).

Population and Trends

The type collection noted that there was abundant material of this species (Heinemann 1966), so it is a surprise that this species has not been collected again since.

Population Trend: unknown


Habitat and Ecology

The genus Cantharellus consists of species that form ectomycorrhizal associations with trees. The collection of this species occurred in March, where it was collected in woodland, in humid soil at the base of a tree (Heinemann 1966, Buyck et al. 2013).

Threats

Without a clearer idea of the full distribution of the species it is not currently possible to accurately identify any specific threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Further research to find further specimens, and to get a clearer idea of the ecology and the distribution of the species is needed.

Source and Citation

Westrip, J.R.S. 2022. Cantharellus schmitzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T217821766A217822807. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T217821766A217822807.en .Accessed on 22 December 2023

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