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Craterellus shoreae Hembrom, K. Das, A. Parihar & Buyck

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Scientific name
Craterellus shoreae
Hembrom, K. Das, A. Parihar & Buyck
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Craterellus shoreae is currently known from Jharkhand and West Bengal in north-eastern India. However, it potentially associates with Shorea robusta (having been collected under this plant species), and so could have a wide range. While there could be ongoing threats, particularly to its potential host, quantifying such impacts is difficult. Even if there are ongoing declines, it is tentatively suspected that these would not be at a rate great enough to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened over three generations. The species has also been described as gregarious, and so based on the limited current knowledge of the species it is suspected not to warrant a listing as threatened. Therefore, it is tentatively assessed as Least Concern. However, further research is urged, as it could potentially trigger a listing as threatened if it was found to have a restricted range, or if there is a more rapid decline than suspected.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

chanterelle project

Geographic range

So far this species has been recorded only from north-eastern India, with the type description from the Rajmahal hills of Jharkhand (Hembrom et al. 2017), with a subsequent record from Apalchand forest in West Bengal (Saha et al. 2019). The collection in West Bengal, at least, shows the species to be found under Shorea robusta, and so if it associates with this plant throughout its range, then it could be very widespread.

Population and Trends

There is no quantitative information regarding the population trend. If the species were to be found throughout the range of Shorea robusta the population size would be expected to be very large.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This species is gregarious, growing on the ground (Saha et al. 2019). It has been found under Shorea robusta, growing in wooded habitats (e.g. Saha et al. 2019).

Subtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Logging of its potential host (Shorea robusta) could be a potential threat, and it is probable that land clearance for agriculture will have impacted the species in the past.

Small-holder farmingUnintentional effects: subsistence/small scale (species being assessed is not the target) [harvest]

Conservation Actions

Research needed

Surveys are required to ascertain the full distribution of this species, to get a clearer idea of the population trend and to more clearly identify threats to the species.

Population size, distribution & trendsLife history & ecologyThreats

Use and Trade


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted