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Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam.

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Scientific name
Amanita muscaria
Author
(L.) Lam.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Amanitaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
James Westrip
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A widespread species, in the absence of evidence of any rapid declines this species would likely be Least Concern.


Geographic range

This is a very widespread species with records across the globe (see GBIF; Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam., 1783 in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-11-12).


Population and Trends

With such a wide distribution the population size is considered to be extremely large.

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

In Europe, this species grows in mixed woodland, and in associated with birch and pine (Sterry 2011).


Threats


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade


Bibliography

Sterry, P. (2011). Fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. Bounty Books, London (first published 1991, Hamlyn).


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted