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Craterellus atratoides T.W. Henkel, Aime & A.W. Wilson

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Scientific name
Craterellus atratoides
T.W. Henkel, Aime & A.W. Wilson
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
Adam Liddle
Aída M. Vasco-Palacios, Adam Liddle
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


This species is known from only two localities, the first in Guyana, Region 8, Potaro-Siparuni, Pakaraima Mountains, Upper Potaro River Basin; and the second in Venezuela, Amazonas, Atabapo. This species is not thought to be under protection in its native habitat, potentially threatened by logging and wood harvesting, however further research is needed in order to confirm this. This species does appear to exist to an extent under preservation. Until further research regarding this species’ specific habitat preferences, potential threats, and current wild distribution is carried out, it remains difficult to assess the current population trends of this species, and so it remains listed as DD until new and relevant information arises.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

This species is known from only two localities, the first in Guyana, Region 8, Potaro-Siparuni, Pakaraima Mountains, Upper Potaro River Basin,15 km east of Mt Ayanganna and 1.5 km northeast of base camp in mixed Dicymbe-Micrandra forest on white sand soils. This collection was made on the 28th May 2010. Further collections have been made in the vicinity of this same base camp in Dicymbe forest on the 17th Jun 2002; and 3 km southwest of the base camp in the vicinity of Dicymbe plot 3, on the 21st June 2000. The second known locality of this species is found in Venezuela. Amazonas, Atabapo, on the 9th August 1987. The collections described here are preserved by the NMNH Extant Specimens Records and by the New York Botanical Garden Herbarium. Material samples have been taken from this species on what appears to be 3 times for the International Barcode of Life Project (information provided by gbif, citation needed).

Population and Trends

The habitat of this species is potentially threatened by logging and wood harvesting, and this species does not appear to exist under protection in the wild. It is reasonable to assume that this species’ population trends may be decreasing, however further information regarding the present wild distribution of this species is needed in order to confirm this.

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology

This species grows in a solitary and scattered formation on the root/humus mat of forest floor under Dicymbe corymbosa on white sand soils. Its habitat preferences are known only from its collection at the Upper Potaro River Basin in Guyana.


This species could be threatened by logging and wood harvesting at its known localities.

Motivation Unknown/Unrecorded

Conservation Actions

Protection of this species’ habitat is required for its successful conservation.

Resource & habitat protection

Research needed

Further research into this species’ current wild distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats is also required 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