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Cantharellus hydnoides Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus hydnoides
Buyck & V. Hofst.
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Assessment date
IUCN Red List Category
Westrip, J.R.S.
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/189959463/217823275


At the moment Cantharellus hydnoides is only known from one site in southern Central African Republic. However, it occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest, and this tree is widespread in central Africa. Therefore, the full range of this species could be equally large. At the moment, the species could theoretically be placed in any category from Least Concern to Critically Endangered, and therefore it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

The only known specimens of this species were all collected at the same site in Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve, southern Central African Republic (Buyck et al. 2017). Given that it occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest (see Buyck et al. 2017), then it could have a far wider distribution.

Population and Trends

There is no information on the population size and trend.

Population Trend: unknown

Habitat and Ecology

The genus Cantharellus consists of species forming ectomycorrhizal associations with trees. This species was collected in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest on sandy soil (Buyck et al. 2017). An association with this species is assumed, because the forest where all collections have occurred is monospecific (Buyck et al. 2017).


Without a knowledge of the full range of the species it is not possible to accurately identify any species-specific threats.

Conservation Actions

This species was collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Buyck et al. 2017). Further surveys are required in areas of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest in order to describe the ecology and identify the full distribution of this species. Research work to confirm the association with this tree would also be beneficial.

Use and Trade

There is no information regarding use/trade of this species.

Source and Citation

Westrip, J.R.S. 2022. Cantharellus hydnoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T189959463A217823275. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T189959463A217823275.en .Accessed on 24 December 2023

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