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Cantharellus protectus Wartchow & Pinheiro

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Scientific name
Cantharellus protectus
Wartchow & Pinheiro
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 know from only a single locality, in Brazil, Paraíba, Mamanguape, in the Reserva Biológica de Guaribas, Umapiritanga. Collections of this species at this locality have been made in June 1991 and July 2012. This species is known to grow scattered on sandy soil in Atlantic Forest, surrounded by Coccoloba and other trees. No threats to this species or its habitat appear to be recorded, and this species is thought to exist within the Reserva Biológica de Guaribas, and therefore is not thought to be significantly threatened. Until further research regarding this species’ wild distribution, habitat preferences, and further potential threats is carried out, this species is listed as DD.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle species

Geographic range

The holotype of this species was found in Brazil, Paraíba, Mamanguape, Reserva Biológica de Guaribas, Umapiritanga on 27th July 2012. This species appears to be known only from this locality. An additional specimen has been previously located nearby in Cabeça de Boi on the 12th June 1991.

Population and Trends

Any wild populations of this species appear to exist under protection by the Reserva Biológica de Guaribas. It can therefore be reasoned that this species is not significantly threatened, and therefore its population is likely stable.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology

This species is known to grow scattered on sandy soil in Atlantic Forest, surrounded by Coccoloba and other trees.


Information regarding the potential threats to this species appears to be deficient.

Conservation Actions

Research needed

This species appears to exist under protection within the Reserva Biológica de Guaribas. No further conservation action is recommended, however further research into this species’ habitat preferences, wild distribution, and potential threats should be carried out in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

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Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted