Boletus reticulatus is a common and edible ectomycorrhizal bolete forming mycorrhiza with beech, oaks and other broadleaved trees throughout Europe. It is highly appreciated and collected in several countries. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally very abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
It is a common bolete in Mediterranean, temperate and hemiboreal boreal forests throughout Europe. It is also reported from USA and Japan. 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. There is no indication of any decline.
Habitat and Ecology
Boletus reticulatus is a common terrestrial ectomycorrhizal fungus associated with broadleaved trees such as Fagus, Quercus, Corylus and Tilia. It is closely related to B. edulis.
There are no major threats to this species. It is rather commonly found in broadleaved forests.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Boletus reticulatus is an appreciated and collected edible mushroom of similar gastronomical values as B. edulis.
Food - human
Boletus reticulatus, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikkorev.