- Scientific name
- Lactarius rubrilacteus
- 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 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).
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.
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.
No threats have been identified with regards to this species.
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
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