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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
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-17
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198477619/198489777

Justification

Gomphidius oregonensis 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).

Taxonomic notes

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

Geographic range

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

Gomphidius oregonensis 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.

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. 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 .Downloaded on 23 September 2021

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