• 1Proposed
  • 2Under Assessment
  • 3Preliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Cantharellus himalayensis D. Kumari, Ram. Upadhyay & Mod.S. Reddy

Search for another Species...

Scientific name
Cantharellus himalayensis
D. Kumari, Ram. Upadhyay & Mod.S. Reddy
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

dropped as synonym of C. applanatus


This species is known to occur within montane forests of India, Himachal Pradesh, where such forests are dominated by Cedrus deodara. This species has been found within both Kadha Pathar and Kufri forest. Although no literature specifically mentions the threats which may be affecting this species, Cedrus deodara, with which this species associates, is known to be threatened by logging and deforestation for agriculture, however to what extent this species is similarly threatened is unknown at this time. Until further research regarding this species’ present wild distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is carried out, this species is listed as DD, due to a deficiency in such information.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species has been observed in India, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, Kadha Pathar forest, at coordinates N 30°72′  E 78°.63.2′ at an altitude of 1950m on the 30th September 2006. Two further specimens of this species have been noted nearby, in Kufri forest, at coordinates N 30°00′  E 77°.15′ at an altitude of 1700m in September 2007 and August 2009.

Population and Trends

The current populations trends of this species are uncertain, given a deficiency in recent information regarding its distribution and any potential threats which may be affecting this species.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species has been noted growing among mosses and soil in forest dominated by Cedrus deodara.


There are currently no records which specifically mention any threats to this species, however Cedrus deodara, with which this species is known to associate, is threatened by logging for timber and by non-perennial crop agriculture. This species could therefore be threatened as a result, however further information is required in order to confirm this claim.

Conservation Actions

Conservation of this species’ habitat at its known locality is required for its successful future conservation.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Further research into this species’ present distribution in the wild, its habitat preferences, and potential threats is required in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted