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Gomphidius roseus (Fr.) Fr.

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Scientific name
Gomphidius roseus
Author
(Fr.) Fr.
Common names
Rosy Spike
Rosenslemskivling
sliziak ružový
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Gomphidiaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Comments etc.
Vladimír Kunca, Claudia Perini
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Gomphidius roseus is a less common but widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Europe associated to the very common Jersey Cow fungus and pines. There is no evi-dence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Gomphidius roseus is less common but widespread in Europe throughout the occurrences of the Jersey cow mushroom to which it is associated.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

Gomphidius roseus grows in Scots pine forests on acidic soil. It is classified as an ectomy-corrhizal fungus forming mycorrhiza with pine (Pinus) but it is also obligatory associated with Jer-sey cow bolete (Suillus bovinus). These three organisms form a three-way mycorrhizal relationship where G. roseus is thought to be parasitic upon the mycelia of S. bovinus.

Boreal Forest

Threats

There are no major threats to this species.


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

Gomphidius roseus is an edible mushroom but not much collected.

Food - human

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted