Carl Linnaeus described this species in 1753 and called it Peziza cornucopioides; Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, in his 1825 publication, gave it the name Craterellus cornucopioides. Synonyms include Cantharellus cornucopioides (L.) Fr., and, perhaps much more surprisingly, Pleurotus cornucopioides (L.) Gillet.
Found in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and South America. In Europe It is generally common but seems to be rare in some countries such as the Netherlands and Malaysia
The extent of the geographic range of this species is mostly found in Europe but not well known in other countries/ regions such as Canada, South Africa, South America, South East Asia and New Zealand.
Widely distributed in Europe however, in the Netherlands on a declining population trend. In Malaysia, this species have been reported in the checklist of fungi of Malaysia and found in several habitat of Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak but seems to be rare.
Population Trend: Uncertain
It grows under beech, oak or other broad-leaved trees, especially in moss in moist spots on heavy calcareous soil
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