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Suillus luteus (L.) Roussel

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Scientific name
Suillus luteus
Author
(L.) Roussel
Common names
Smörsopp
Slippery Jack
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Suillaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

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).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

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.

Population Trend:


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

Threats

There are no major threats to this species. It is common and widely found in coniferous forest and plantations.


Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.


Research needed


Use and Trade

Suillus luteus is an edible mushroom,

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted