This is a very widespread species, that is not thought to be under significant threat. It is, therefore, assessed as Least Concern.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.
This species is widespread in the northern hemisphere. More southern records could refer to introductions (or misidentifications).
Population and Trends
With such a wide distribution the population size of this species is suspected to be very large.
Habitat and Ecology
In Europe this species occurs in woods of all kinds (Evans and Kibby 2004). In northwestern Oregon, key species include Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis) (Trappe 2004).
Boreal ForestTemperate Forest
It is not thought to face any significant threats.
A full taxonomic review of this genus is required, and this could lead to this species being split in the future.
Use and Trade
This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004), and may have some medicinal value (e.g. O’Callaghan et al. 2015)
Food - humanMedicine - human & veterinary
Craterellus tubaeformis, Foto: I. Krisai-Greilhuber