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Neoalbatrellus subcaeruleoporus Audet & B.S. Luther

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Scientific name
Neoalbatrellus subcaeruleoporus
Audet & B.S. Luther
Common names
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Incertae sedis
Assessment status
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Else Vellinga
Else Vellinga
Comments etc.
Anders Dahlberg

Assessment Status Notes

Taxonomic notes

In early 2016 distinguished from the eastern species Neoalbatrellus caeruleoporus (Audet & Luther, 2016); existing records in databases such as Mycoportal.org are easily assigned to either species based on distribution.
The eastern species seems to be more often recorded than the western species.

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This charismatic blue mushroom species is restricted in its distribution to the coastal areas of western North America from British Columbia into northern California, and fruits irregularly.

Geographic range

coastal regions of British Columbia and Vancouver Island (Canada) southwards into Mendocino County in California (USA).

Population and Trends

Known from a few sites in British Columbia, five in Washington, three in Oregon and at least two in coastal California (Audet & Luther, 2016; Castellano et al., 1999; own observations).

Population Trend:

Habitat and Ecology

Terrestrial, presumably forming ectomycorrhiza with (young) Tsuga,


Conservation Actions

Listed as a Strategy 1 Fungal species in the Northwest Forest Plan (Castellano et al., 1999) (as Albatrellus caeruleoporus).

Research needed

Use and Trade


Audet, S., Luther B.S., 2016. Neoalbatrellus subcaeruleoporus sp. nov. (Scutigeraceae) from western North America. Mycotaxon 130: 1191–1202. http://dx.doi.org/10.5248/130.1191
Castellano, M.A., J.E. Smith, T. O’Dell, E. Cazares & S. Nugent, 1999. Handbook to Strategy 1 Fungal Species in the Northwest Forest Plan. PNW-GTR-476.

Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted