Suillus luteus is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in pine forests in the Northern hemisphere and pine-plantations in the southern hemisphere. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Suillus luteus can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Native to Eurasia. It is widely introduced by way of pine plantations around the globe, including South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is much larger than 2,000 km², and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much larger than 20,000 km².
Population and Trends
The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species and more or less stable. There is no indication of any decline.
Habitat and Ecology
Suillus luteus a common ectomycorrhizal mushroom in coniferous forests associating with two-needle pine trees (Pinus) on sandy and acid soil, throughout the area where Pinus occurs naturally or planted. It may fruit in large numbers.
Boreal ForestTemperate Forest
There are no major threats to this species. It is common and widely found in coniferous forest and plantations.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.