Russula vesca is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eurasia and North Ameri-ca. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat ex-ists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Russula vesca is fairly common to common in temperate to arctic and alpine areas in Europe, Asia and 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.
Habitat and Ecology
Russula vesca is common in temperate to hemiboreal deciduous and coniferous forest, particularly in deciduous forest, e.g. beech woodland. it is also found in conifer planta-tions on neutral or acidic soil. Russula vesca is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom.
Boreal ForestTemperate Forest
There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly and widely found in woodlands.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Russula vesca is a very much appreciated wild mushroom.