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Gomphidius oregonensis Peck

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Scientific name
Gomphidius oregonensis
Author
Peck
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Gomphidiaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
Noah Siegel

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Gomphidius oregonensis was described from Oregon, USA (Peck 1898).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Gomphidius oregonensis is a very common species, especially in young Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest. No decline has been recorded; it should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

From Monterey County, California, USA north through coastal, coast range and Sierra Nevada forests; and from coast to Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest into southern British Columbia, with scattered reports in eastern Washington and Oregon (however, these reports should be scrutinized, as they may represent other species).


Population and Trends

Population is widespread, and it is a very common species, especially in young Douglas-fir forests of the Pacific Northwest. No decline has been recorded, and populations may have even increased with the the current forest management practices in the Pacific Northwest.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Gomphidius oregonensis has an obligatory relationship; likely as a parasite on, Suillus caerulescens, and possibly S. ponderosus, which in turn are ectomycorrhizal with Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). It is especially common in young to mid seral stands of Douglas-fir in the Pacific Northwest, fruiting in fall.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions have been identified with regards to this species.


Research needed

No specific research is needed with regards to this species.


Use and Trade

This, and other Gomphidius are edible, but are not highly regarded, and thus, rarely collected for food.

Food - human

Bibliography

Miller Jr., O.K. 2003. The Gomphidiaceae revisited: a worldwide perspective. Mycologia 95(1): 176-183.

Peck, C.H. 1898. New species of fungi. Bull. Torrey bot. Club 25(6): 321-328.

Siegel, N. & Schwarz, C. 2016. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. 601 p.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted