- Scientific name
- Hypholoma capnoides
- (Fr.) P. Kumm.
- Common names
- Conifer Tuft
- Dūmainā sērsēne
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is widespread edible wood-inhabiting fungus in Europe and North America, as well as some other areas. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
is common and widely distributed throughout Europe and North America and is also in other parts of the world. The area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is much larger than 2,000 km², and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much larger than 20,000 km².
Population and Trends
The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species, and more or less stable as there is no indication of any decline. It potentially may even have increased, as suitable habitat associated with forestry are likely to have increased.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is a wood-inhabiting fungus growing singly or in small tufts on decaying coniferous wood, for example on or near decaying conifer logs, on old tree stumps and roots. It can be common after clear-cuts and in plantations.
There are no major threats to this species.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
is an edible species, albeit not much paid attention to or collected despite locally being very common.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Hypholoma capnoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090565A122090953. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090565A122090953.en
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