A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.
This species is widespread in the northern hemisphere.
With such a wide range, the population size is suspected to be very large.
Population Trend: Improving
Usually forms fruit bodies on roots of living coniferous trees (spruce, fir, Siberian pine, pine, larch). Prefers old forests.
This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004).
Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.