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Cantharellus tomentosoides Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus tomentosoides
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/189959832/217822860


Cantharellus tomentosoides is only known from one site in southern Central African Republic. However, the full range of the species is likely to be larger than this because it was reported from Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest, and this tree is widespread in central Africa. Without further data, therefore, the species could theoretically qualify for any category from Least Concern to Critically Endangered. As such it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic range

The type description of this species only refers to a single specimen collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve, southern Central African Republic (Buyck et al. 2019). Given that it occurs in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest (see Buyck et al. 2019), then it could have a far wider distribution, but it does closely resemble Cantharellus tomentosus (see Buyck et al. 2019), and so careful identification is required.

Population and Trends

There is no information regarding population size and trend.

Population Trend: unknown

Habitat and Ecology

This species was collected in Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest on sandy soil (Buyck et al. 2019). An association with this species is assumed, because the forest at the type locality is monospecific (Buyck et al. 2019).


Without further information regarding the full distribution of this species it is not currently possible to accurately identify any specific threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

This species was collected from Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve (Buyck et al. 2019). Further surveys across central Africa are required to ascertain how widespread this species may be. These could focus within the range of Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, as the species is suspected to have an association with this tree. Research to confirm this association would be beneficial. Careful identification of specimens should occur because it can be mistaken for Cantharellus tomentosus in the field (see Buyck et al. 2019).

Use and Trade

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

Source and Citation

Westrip, J.R.S. 2022. Cantharellus tomentosoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T189959832A217822860. .Accessed on 20 December 2022

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