- Scientific name
- Lactarius kauffmanii
- Hesler & A.H. Sm.
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Mueller, G.M.
is a common milk cap, occurring in hemlock and fir forests across western North America. The species is widespread, and no decline has been observed. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).
It was described by Hesler and Smith (1979) based on a type collection from Idaho, USA.
This species is widespread in western North America from the northern California coast and Cascade Range, through the Pacific Northwest. It also occurs east into the Rocky Mountains, and north into British Columbia, and south-east Alaska on the coast.
Population and Trends
Lactarius kauffmanii is a common species with a widespread population, occurring in young to mature hemlock (Tsuga spp.) and fir (Abies spp.) forests. No decline has been observed.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
It is ectomycorrhizal with fir (Abies
spp.), hemlock (Tsuga
spp.) and possibly other conifers. It is common in fall, in young to mature forests across northern California and the Pacific Northwest.
No threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. There is some variation with morphology of this species, and modern taxonomic work and genetic sequencing to delimit species boundaries would be useful.
Use and Trade
No use/trade is known.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Lactarius kauffmanii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T195922518A195926588. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T195922518A195926588.en
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