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Lycoperdon perlatum Pers.

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Scientific name
Lycoperdon perlatum
Author
Pers.
Common names
Common Puffball
Vårtig röksvamp
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Agaricaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

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).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

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.

Population Trend:


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.


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

Lycoperdon perlatum is a popular and easily recognized good edible mushroom.

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted