Ramaria rubrievanescens was described based on a Washington, USA Type collection (Marr & Stuntz 1973).
Although the name has been applies to eastern North American and European collections, we are not aware of genetic studies comparing these collections with western North American counterparts, and at this time, are not included in the assessment.
Ramaria rubrievanescens is a common widespread species in western North America. No decline has been recorded, and it can be locally abundant in your to mature forests. Therefore I recommend listing as Least Concern.
From the north coast, Coast Range, and Sierra Nevada of California, USA, north through the Pacific Northwest into southern British Columbia, Canada, east into the northern Rocky Mountains.
Population is widespread, and likely highly under reported. During the 2011-2013 US Forest Service surveys in the Mount Shasta area of the southern Cascade Range in California, it was collected 35 times, from over 20 distinct populations; and locally was one of the more abundant marco fungus fruiting.
Population Trend: Stable
Ectomycorrhizal, associated with conifers, especially fir (Abies spp.). Common in mid-seral stage to mature, mid- to high-elevation forest, occasional in lower elevations. Fruiting in summer and fall.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
This species is included on the United States Forest Service Northwest Forest Plan Survey and Manage list of rare/old growth forests dependent fungi, and has been actively surveyed for since the late 1990’s. (Castellano et al. 1999).
No specific research is needed with regards to this species.
This species is edible, but rarely collected for food.
Castellano, M.A., Smith, J.E., O’Dell, T., Cázares, E. and Nugent, S. 1999. Handbook to Strategy 1 Fungal Species in the Northwest Forest Plan. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: Portland, OR. 195 p.
Exeter, R.L., Norvell, L. and Cázares, E. 2006. Ramaria of the Pacific Northwestern United States. United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management: Salem, OR. 157 p.
Marr, C.D. and Stuntz, D.E. 1973. Ramaria of Western Washington (Bibliotheca Mycologica, Band 38). J. Cramer: Vaduz, Liechtenstein. 232 p.
MyCoPortal. 2021. http://mycoportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on February 15.