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Lactarius rubrilacteus Hesler & A.H. Sm.

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Scientific name
Lactarius rubrilacteus
Author
Hesler & A.H. Sm.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Russulales
Family
Russulaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-01-22
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Mueller, G.M.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/195922322/195927837

Justification

Lactarius rubrilacteus is a very common species with a widespread population, occurring in young to mature Douglas fir forests across western North America. The population appears stable and no decline has been noted. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Taxonomic notes

It was described by Hesler and Smith (1979) based on a type collection from Oregon, USA. Before that, this species was called by the name Lactarius sanguifluus, a European species.

Geographic range

This species is widespread in western North America. It occurs from central California, USA, in both coastal and montane forests, north throughout the Pacific Northwest into southern British Columbia, Canada. It is also found east into the Rocky Mountains, and south into the Sky Islands in Arizona and New Mexico.

Population and Trends

Lactarius rubrilacteus is a very common species with a widespread population occurring in young to mature Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forests. No decline has been observed.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

It is ectomycorrhizal with Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) in lowland to montane forests, occurring in a wide variety of forest types, from young to mature stands. It is very common, with fruiting in late summer into winter depending on habitat.

Threats

No threats have been identified with regards to this species.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is currently needed either.

Use and Trade

This species is edible, and occasionally collected for food.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Lactarius rubrilacteus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T195922322A195927837. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T195922322A195927837.en .Downloaded on 23 September 2021

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