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Cantharellus sordidus Corner

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Scientific name
Cantharellus sordidus
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


There is a high degree of uncertainty around the full range of this species. Therefore, it is not possible to accurately assess the extinction risk that Cantharellus sordidus faces and it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project

Geographic range

The type collection of this species was made in the Bukit Timah Forest of Singapore (Corner 1966). Corner also highlighted that a collection labelled as C. infundibuliformis (now a synonym of Craterellus tubaeformis; Index Fungorum 2024) from the Philippines may represent this species too. GBIF (2024) also includes un-georeferenced collections from Malaysia and Japan, which may warrant inclusion, and also georeferenced collections from the southern/eastern United States, which would appear to be a significant distance from other potential collections and so may not truly represent C. sordidus. Given the confusion the only record accepted for this assessment is that of the type collection, and all others are considered presence uncertain pending further verification.

Population and Trends

There are no quantitative data regarding the overall population size and trend.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

The type collection was made from Bukit Timah Forest, with fruiting in October (Corner 1966).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Forest


In order to gain a complete idea of the threats that this species faces, a better indication of its range is required. However, it is likely that around the type locality it was impacted by urbanisation in the past.

Housing & urban areas

Conservation Actions

The type specimen was collected from Bukit Timah Forest, a protected area in Singapore.

Research needed

Further research is required into this species to ascertain the true, full distribution. This will then help to get a clearer idea of the population size and trend, as well as the threats it may face and its ecological requirements (e.g. any associated plant species).

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade

There is no use/trade information.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted