Described in 1997 based on German collections from one site.
This is an ancient oak-woodland species known from one locality in Germany and two in Denmark.
Based on the very limited knowledge assessed as DD, but potentially at least VU under the A criterion.
Known from two sites in Denmark (from one stump in one site, 1996, and from 2 fallen logs in another site; 2012). In Germany known from four collections from the type locality: a well protected forest (Neuenburger Urwald)
Population Trend: Uncertain
Occurs in low frequency on oak logs and stumps, in type locality with M. inclinata, M. maculata and M. galericulata and Xylobolus frustulatus. In the recent Danish site it co-occurred with M. inclinata and M. galericulata. Intensive search over the last 20 years have only added one locality in Denmark and none anywhere else. There are dedicated Mycenologist in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Italy and France and it is highly surprising that the species remains undiscovered in most of its potential distribution area.
The known sites should be protected.
The whole region with oaks extending into Russia, SE Europe and southern Europe should be further surveyed.
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