Cantharellula umbonata is widespread edible saprotrophic fungus and there is no evidence of decline. it can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
It is occasional but widespread in Eurasia and North America, mainly in the boreal and hemiboreal regions. 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 in a more or less stable habitat. There is no indication of any decline.
Habitat and Ecology
Cantharellula umbonata is a saprotrophic fungus growing among mosses (Polytrichum, Dicranum, Pleurozium) in different kinds of coniferous forests and heathland on sandy soil.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Cantharellula umbonata is an edible fungus.
Food - human
Cantharellula umbonata, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikorev.