Lycoperdon perlatum is widespread edible terrestrial saprotrophic fungus widely distributed in the world. 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?
Lycoperdon perlatum is common and widespread throughout the world, particularly well known and common in Europe and North America, but is also distributed in Asia, Africa, central and south America and in Australia and new Zealand. 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
Lycoperdon perlatum is a saprotrophic terrestrial fungus occurring in all kinds of woodlands. It may also occur in grasslands , wooded meadows, bush-lands and heathlands.
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
Lycoperdon perlatum is a popular and easily recognized good edible mushroom.
Food - human
Lycoperdon perlatum, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikorev.