Big Blue Pinkgill is confined to poor, unfertilized meadows on calcareous loamy soils An eye-catching, well-known and well sought after species. The fungus is considered to sharply decline throughout Europe, due to ceasing of traditional use of semi-natural grassland with subsequent overgrowth, fertilization of grass land and atmospheric deposition. Red-listed in 15 European countries.
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Population Trend: Deteriorating
Dahlberg A & Croneborg H. 2003. 33 threatened fungi in Europe. Complementary and revised information on candidates for listing in Appendix I of the Bern Convention T-PVS (2001) 34 rev 2.