- Scientific name
- Suillus luteus
- (L.) Roussel
- Common names
- Slippery Jack
- Parastā sviestbeka
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
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).
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 as there is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
a common ectomycorrhizal mushroom in coniferous forests associating with two-needle pine trees (Pinus
spp.) on sandy and acid soil, throughout the area where Pinus
spp. occur naturally or have been planted. It may fruit in large numbers.
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.
Use and Trade
is an edible mushroom.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Suillus luteus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090818A122091108. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090818A122091108.en
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