- Scientific name
- Cantharellus enelensis
- Voitk, Thorn, Lebeuf & J.I. Kim
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
is a recently described species from Newfoundland, Canada. The limited data available suggest that it is a common and widespread species in north-east North American conifer forests. Based on this, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
is a recently described member of the C. cibarius
complex (Thorn et al.
2017). Members of the C. cibarius
complex in eastern North America are highly variable in macro-morphological features, and with current knowledge most are not identifiable to species without careful microscopic examination or even a DNA sequence.
The distribution of Cantharellus enelensis
is poorly-known at this time. It was described from Newfoundland, Canada (Thorn et al.
2017). These authors state that sequenced collections from Michigan and Illinois, USA, match C. enelensis
. It has also been reported from Quebec, Canada (MycoQuebec 2021). It appears likely that C. enelensis
is a widespread species with conifers in north-east North America.
Population and Trends
Cantharellus enelensis is a newly described species (Thorn et al. 2017), and is difficult to distinguish from other members of the C. cibarius complex without a genetic sequence. Because of this, population size remains poorly known. Thorn et al. (2017) state it is "by far the most common and abundant chanterelle in Newfoundland and Labrador". Based on limited data, it appears likely that C. enelensis is a common and widespread species with conifers in north-east North America, in a stable habitat.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is an ectomycorrhizal species associated with conifers. Thorn et al.
(2017) mention fir (Abies
) spruce (Picea
) and white pine (Pinus strobus
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, but a better understanding is needed of population numbers, distribution, and trends of Cantharellus enelensis
Use and Trade
is edible, and is commonly collected by foragers and small-scale commercial pickers.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus enelensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198623007A198623906. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198623007A198623906.en
.Accessed on 27 September 2023