Needs more extensive documentation
Hygrophorus karstenii has been confused with and synonymized with H. melizeus (Fr.: Fr.) Fr. and Cuphophyllus pratensis (Fr.) Bon. This is likley due to inexperience of H. karstenii.
Hygrohorus saxatilis Sm. & Hes is likely a later synonym.
Declining due to loss of suitable habitat, decrease of old growth boreal coniferous forest. Have a hard time to reestablish after forest clear cut.
Hygrophorus karstenii is distributed in the boreal parts of North America and Europe.
Hygrophorus karstenii forms mycorrhiza with Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Noreay spruce (Picea abies) in old growth boreal coniferous forests.
The mycelia of the fungus is long-lived and considered to potentially be as old as the trees or older.
Decline in suitable habitat of old growth boreal coniferous forest due to clear cut. Have a hard time to reestablish after forest clear cut.
The species is not be used.
Artdatabanken Sweden 2019. Artfakta Hygrophorus karstenii