- Scientific name
- Gomphidius oregonensis
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
is a very common species, especially in young Douglas Fir forests of the Pacific Northwest. No decline has been recorded and it is listed as Least Concern (LC).
was described from Oregon, USA (Peck 1898).
It is known from Monterey County, California, USA, north through coastal, coast range and Sierra Nevada forests, and from the coast to the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest into southern British Columbia, with scattered reports in eastern Washington and Oregon. These latter reports are in need of confirmation, as they may represent other species.
Population and Trends
The 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 the population may have even increased with the the current forest management practices in the Pacific Northwest.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
has an obligatory relationship, with it likely 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, with fruiting in fall.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions have been identified with regards to this species. The scattered reports in eastern Washington and Oregon are in need of confirmation, as they may represent other species.
Use and Trade
This and other Gomphidius
species are edible, but are not highly regarded, and thus rarely collected for food.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Gomphidius oregonensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198477619A198489777. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198477619A198489777.en
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