- Scientific name
- Cortinarius caperatus
- (Pers.) Fr.
- Common names
- The Gypsy
- Cirtainā čigānene
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is a widespread, edible, ectomycorrhizal webcap in northern Europe and North America but also less frequently distributed throughout the rest of Europe. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally very abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
is a locally very common webcap in northern Eurasia and northern North America. It is widespread in boreal, hemiboreal, subalpine and arctic zones, but rare in the temperate zones. 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 with a very broad ecological niche. There is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is a common terrestrial ectomycorrhizal webcap found in coniferous forests with spruce and pine, in deciduous forests with beech and oaks, in subalpine forests with birch and in alpine areas with dwarf birch.
There are no major threats to this species.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
is an appreciated edible mushroom.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Cortinarius caperatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090482A222969528. .Accessed on 1 February 2023