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Cantharellus atrolilacinus Eyssart., Buyck & Halling

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Scientific name
Cantharellus atrolilacinus
Eyssart., Buyck & Halling
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Although this species is thought to exist within threatened habitat, the majority its specimens exist under preservation, and little information exists regarding the specific habitat preferences of this species. For this reason, this species’ habitat can only be suspected to be in decline. Information regarding the distribution of wild populations of this species appears to be lacking, and although it has been observed within what is thought to be threatened habitat, further research is needed in order to confirm this claim, as well as to deduce whether this species exists within further wild populations. Therefore, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The type specimen of this species was located in Costa Rica (Eyssartier et al 2003). One record of this species comes from human observation, made in September 2020, occurring in San Jose, Costa Rica. 22 further specimens from Costa Rica are preserved by the Fungi of Costa Rica Collection and by the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium (geographic locations provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

This species exists under preservation for the most part, but a very recent human observation from September 2020 is also known from Costa Rica. This species’ experienced habitat is likely under threat of deforestation, and so until further information arises, this species’ population is suspected to be in decline.

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known to occur on the soil beneath Quercus corrugata (Eyssartier et al 2003).

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Any wild populations of this species at its known localities are likely to be threatened by deforestation, although no threats have been formally reported in regards to this species at this time.

Scale Unknown/Unrecorded

Conservation Actions

This species could potentially exist within threatened habitat, and so protection of this habitat is required for the successful conservation of this species in the wild.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Further research into this species’ distribution, habitat preferences, and to what extent this species 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