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Russula aeruginea Fr.

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Scientific name
Russula aeruginea
Author
Fr.
Common names
Grönkremla
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Russulales
Family
Russulaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Russula aeruginea is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eurasia and North America and 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

It is common in temperate and boreal Europe, Asia and also widely distributed in North America. 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

Russula aeruginea is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associating with birch (Betula spp) in forests and parks. It often occurs in coniferous forests, but then almost always under birch. St common on acid, sandy or peaty soils, occasional on more rich soil were it possibly may associate with conifers.

Boreal ForestTemperate Forest

Threats

There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly and widely found in pastures and grassy areas.


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade

Russula aeruginea is an appreciated wild mushroom in the Northern countries.

Food - human

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted