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Russula vesca Fr.

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Scientific name
Russula vesca
Author
Fr.
Common names
kantkremla
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 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).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

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.

Population Trend:


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

Threats

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


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

Russula vesca is a very much appreciated wild mushroom.

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted