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Cantharellus xanthoscyphus R.H. Petersen

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Scientific name
Cantharellus xanthoscyphus
R.H. Petersen
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


This species is known from its type collection, made at Parque Estadual do Marumbi Rio do Nunes, Brazil, as described in Petersen and Mueller 1992. This specimen is currently preserved by the University of Tennessee Fungal Herbarium, and so no further information is known regarding any present day populations of this species in the wild. If this species exists to this day at its known locality, it is likely threatened by urbanization and non-timber agriculture, but further research is required in order to confirm this. Very little is known about the habitat preferences of this species other than that it grows on soil, making assessment of the current population trends of this species difficult. Until further information arises from research, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type of this species was found in Parana, Morretes, Parque Estadual do Marumbi Rio do Nunes, Brazil (Petersen and Mueller 1992). This specimen was found 25.4 degrees S and 48.9 degrees W, and is currently preserved by the University of Tennessee Fungal Herbarium (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

This species is thought to exist under preservation, however the habitat of its only known locality is also thought to be under threat. Without further research, it is difficult to determine the severity of the threats affecting this species, and so its population trends are currently uncertain.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

The type of this species was found growing on soil in a forest at Parana (Petersen and Mueller 1992).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


If any wild populations of this species exist at its known locality, they are likely to be threatened by urbanization and by non-timber agriculture.

Housing & urban areasScale Unknown/Unrecorded

Conservation Actions

This species’ habitat is thought to be threatened. Protection of this habitat is needed for conservation of any existing populations of this species.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Further research into the habitat preferences and specific distribution of this species, as well as to what extent it is threatened in its native range, is required in order to accurately classify this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted