• Proposed
  • Under Assessment
  • LCPreliminary Assessed
  • 4Assessed
  • 5Published

Craterellus convolvulatus (A.H. Sm.) Eyssart. & Buyck

Search for another Species...

Scientific name
Craterellus convolvulatus
(A.H. Sm.) Eyssart. & Buyck
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Preliminary Assessed
Preliminary Category
Proposed by
James Westrip
James Westrip

Assessment Notes


Craterellus convolvulatus is a species of fungus found growing in oak woodland in North America. It is not expected to approach the thresholds for consideration as threatened under any criterion. Therefore, C. convolvulatus is assessed as Least Concern.

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Chanterelle project

Geographic range

Described from oak woodland in Michigan, United States of America (see Buyck et al. 2010), it has also been noted in Indiana (Bates et al. 2017). It is presumed that the species could occur throughout oak woodland in the Midwestern United States. It has been noted from oak woodland in Chiapas, Mexico (Ruan-Soto et al. 2021), however, given the great distance between these regions, its presence in Mexico is considered uncertain awaiting genetic analysis.

Population and Trends

The overall population size and trend are unknown, but are unlikely to approach the thresholds for consideration as threatened, and it is considered gregarious (see Buyck et al. 2010).

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

This is a species of oak woodland, described from a collection made on the edge of a bog (see Buyck et al. 2010).

Temperate Forest


It is not thought to face any major threats.

Conservation Actions

Research needed

Some genetic studies into the collections made in Mexico would be useful to ascertain whether this does truly represent this species, or if it could be another, as yet undescribed taxon.

TaxonomyPopulation size, distribution & trends

Use and Trade

It could be considered to be edible (Ruan-Soto et al. 2021), but this is based on information from outside of the range included in the assessment so is only tentatively included here.

Food - human


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted