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Hygrophorus hypothejus (Fr.) Fr.

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Scientific name
Hygrophorus hypothejus
Author
(Fr.) Fr.
Common names
Herald of Winter
Olivvaxskivling
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Hygrophoraceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Hygrophorus hypothejus is a rather common and widespread edible ectomycorrhizal mushroom in northern and North America. 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

Hygrophorus hypothejus is widespread in Europe and North America. Common in the northern boreal parts and boreal zone, less so to the south, in the temperate zone. 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

Hygrophorus hypothejus is a common ectomycorrhizal waxcap in coniferous woodland at nutrient poor conditions on acid soil. It form mycorrhiza with pine trees (Pinus).

Boreal Forest

Threats

There are no major threats to this species.


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

Hygrophorus hypothejus is an edible mushroom.

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted