This is a widespread species, which is not thought to approach the thresholds for listing as threatened under any criterion. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern.
Synonym - Cantharellus aurora
A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.
This species has a northern distribution (Sterry 2011), and so records from more tropical and southern areas may be mis-identifications or introduced.
With such a wide range, the population size is suspected to be very large.
The type was collected in boggy forest amongst mosses (Redhead et al. 2002). The synonymous Cantharellus aurora is said to occur on alkaline soils in conifer woods (Evans and Kibby 2004).
Given the wide distribution of the species it is suspected that the species does not face any significant threats, although localised threats are likely to exist.
No conservation actions are thought to be necessary at this time.
This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004, as synonym Cantharellus aurora).
Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.
Redhead, S.A., Norvell, L.L., Danell, E. and Ryman, S. (2002) (1537–1538) Proposals to conserve the names Cantharellus lutescens Fr. : Fr. and C. tubaeformis Fr. : Fr. (Basidiomycota) with conserved types. Taxon 51; 559-562.
Sterry, P. (2011). Fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. Bounty Books, London (first published 1991, Hamlyn).