Cantharellula umbonata

Cantharellula umbonata, the humpback,[1] is a species of fungus in the genus Cantharellula. It is common in eastern North America, particularly in summer and autumn.[2][3] It is associated with Polytrichum and other mosses found in the southeastern United States.[3] It is edible, and best when young.[3]

Cantharellula umbonata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Tricholomataceae
Genus: Cantharellula
C. umbonata
Binomial name
Cantharellula umbonata
(J.F.Gmel.) Singer (1936)
  • Cantharellus umbonatus (J.F. Gmel.) Pers.
  • Hygrophoropsis umbonata (J.F. Gmel.) Kühner & Romagn.
  • Merulius umbonatus J.F.Gmel. (1792)


  1. ^ a b c Dahlberg, A. (2022) [errata version of 2019 assessment]. "Cantharellula umbonata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T122090350A223016941. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090350A223016941.en. Retrieved 22 January 2024.
  2. ^ Phillips, Roger (2010). Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books. p. 65. ISBN 978-1-55407-651-2.
  3. ^ a b c Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. FalconGuides. Globe Pequot Press. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.