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Cantharellus corallinus Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus corallinus
Buyck & V. Hofst.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Assessment date
IUCN Red List Category
Siegel, N.
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198622990/198624476


Cantharellus corallinus is a member of the C. cinnabarinus complex. Currently known from Missouri to Indiana, USA, but being recently described (2016) data are lacking, and the range is likely to extend throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region. Until the range, population size and habitat associations can be better defined, this species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD).

Taxonomic notes

Cantharellus corallinus is a recently described member of the C. cinnabarinus complex (Buyck et al. 2016), and for years has been recorded under the name C. cinnabarinus.

Geographic range

The range of this species is largely unknown, being a recently described member of the Cantharellus cinnabarinus complex. It was described from near St Louis, Missouri, USA. Voucher and sequenced confirmed collections occur east into Indiana. The species' range is probably much wider than currently known, likely throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region.

Population and Trends

Being a recently described, cryptic species little is known of this species' population status or trends. Distinguishing this species from Cantharellus cinnabarinus from photographs or in the field will go a long way in starting to understand population dynamics.

Population Trend: unknown

Habitat and Ecology

This species is ectomycorrhizal, likely with oaks (Quercus spp.), and possibly with other hardwoods. Little has been reported about the ecology for this species and more research is needed.


No specific threats have been identified at this time with regards to this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. The range, habitat associations, and key identification features of Cantharellus corallinus should be clarified. Records of C. cinnabarinus should be scrutinized, as some may be C. corallinus.

Use and Trade

This species is edible, and is collected for food.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Cantharellus corallinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198622990A198624476. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198622990A198624476.en .Accessed on 26 September 2023

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