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Craterellus cornucopioides (L.) Pers.

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Scientific name
Craterellus cornucopioides
(L.) Pers.
Common names
Horn of Plenty
Trompette de la mort
Trombetta dei morti
Black trumpet
lievik trúbkovitý
Rudens taurene
Lejkowiec dęty
Dzabra soko
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Andrew Anak Ngadin
Andrew Anak Ngadin
Comments etc.
Nicolas Schwab, Tea von Bonsdorff, MAURICE Jean-Paul, David Genney, James Westrip, Angelina Jorjadze, Armin Mešić, Claudia Perini, AMER Roman Mycological Ecological Association (Italy), Inita Daniele, Wim A. Ozinga, John Bjarne Jordal (old account), Izabela L. Kalucka, Anders Dahlberg, Serena ML Lee, Vladimír Kunca

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Carl Linnaeus described this species in 1753 and called it Peziza cornucopioides; Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, in his 1825 publication, gave it the name Craterellus cornucopioides. Synonyms include Cantharellus cornucopioides (L.) Fr., and, perhaps much more surprisingly, Pleurotus cornucopioides (L.) Gillet.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Found in North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and South America. In Europe It is generally common but seems to be rare in some countries such as the Netherlands and Malaysia

Geographic range

The extent of the geographic range of this species is mostly found in Europe but not well known in other countries/ regions such as Canada, South Africa, South America, South East Asia and New Zealand.

Population and Trends

Widely distributed in Europe however, in the Netherlands on a declining population trend. In Malaysia, this species have been reported in the checklist of fungi of Malaysia and found in several habitat of Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak but seems to be rare.

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

It grows under beech, oak or other broad-leaved trees, especially in moss in moist spots on heavy calcareous soil

Temperate ForestSubtropical/Tropical Dry ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ForestSubtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Agricultural & forestry effluentsSoil erosion, sedimentation

Conservation Actions

Research needed


Use and Trade


1. Roger Phillips: Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe (1981), Pan Books Ltd., London.
2. Courtecuisse, R. & Duhem, B. (1994) “Guide des champignons de France et d’Europe” Delachaux et Niestlé, ISBN 2-603-00953-2, also available in English.
3. Marcel Bon: The Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and North-Western Europe Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-340-39935-X.
4. Courtecuisse, Régis (1999) “Collins Guide to the Mushrooms of Britain and Europe” HarperCollins, London ISBN 0-00-220012-0.
5. See the entry in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
6. Kuo, M. (2006, February). Craterellus cornucopioides. See the MushroomExpert.Com article.
7. Kuo, M. (2003, June). The Cantharellus/Craterellus clade. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: [1]
8. Matheny, Patrick Brandon; Austin, Emily A.; Birkebak, Joshua M.; Wolfenbarger, Aaron D. (3 July 2010). “Craterellus fallax, a Black Trumpet mushroom from eastern North America with a broad host range” (PDF). Mycorrhiza. 20 (8): 569–575. doi:10.1007/s00572-010-0326-2. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
9. Barros, Lillian; Telma Cruz; Paula Baptista; Leticia M. Estevinho; Isabel C.F.R. Ferreira (February 2008). “Wild and commercial mushrooms as source of nutrients and nutraceuticals” (PDF). Food and Chemical Toxicology. 46. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2008.04.030.
10. Frédéric Jaunault & Jean-Luc Brillet (1998). Toutes les bases de la cuisine aux champignons (in French). Rennes: Editions Ouest-France. p. 84. ISBN 2-7373-2275-8.

Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted