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Cantharellus densilamellatus Buyck & V. Hofst.

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Scientific name
Cantharellus densilamellatus
Author
Buyck & V. Hofst.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Cantharellales
Family
Hydnaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-02-24
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Westrip, J.R.S.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/189959304/217822045

Justification

Cantharellus densilamellatus is suspected to be one of the most common and widespread chanterelles in Zambezian miombo woodland. It is not thought to warrant listing as threatened under any criterion and so it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic range

This species was described from Msanga in Tanzania (Buyck et al. 2019). However, Buyck et al. (2019) note that previously Cantharellus densifolius had been used to refer to more than one species, and that it is likely that C. densilamellatus is one of the more common and widespread chanterelle species in Zambezian miombo woodland.

Population and Trends

The population size is unknown but suspected to be large. Ongoing threats to miombo woodland are suspected to be causing population declines.

Population Trend: decreasing


Habitat and Ecology

The genus Cantharellus consists of species that form ectomycorrhizal associations with trees. This species is suspected to be widespread in miombo woodland (Buyck et al. 2019).

Threats

This species may be locally impacted by threats such as land conversion for agriculture, logging and mining.

Conservation Actions

Taxonomic work on specimens described as Cantharellus densifolius would be useful, to see how many may actually refer to this species. Surveys to ascertain the full distribution of the species and to obtain a better knowledge of its ecology would also be useful.

Source and Citation

Westrip, J.R.S. 2022. Cantharellus densilamellatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T189959304A217822045. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-2.RLTS.T189959304A217822045.en .Accessed on 22 December 2023

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