Gomphidius glutinosus is a common and widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eu-rope. Present in North America and with records in Asia. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Gomphidius glutinosus is common in temperate to boreal parts of Europe, more common to the north, and also present in North America. Reported 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
Gomphidius glutinosus is a common ectomycorrhizal mushroom in most types of coniferous forest on acid soil. It form mycorrhiza with spruce (Picea).
There are no major threats to this species.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Gomphidius glutinosus is an edible mushroom.
Food - human
Gomphidius glutinosus, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikorev.