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Sparassis crispa (Wulfen) Fr.

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Scientific name
Sparassis crispa
Author
(Wulfen) Fr.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Polyporales
Family
Sparassidaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
James Westrip
Contributors
Irina Gorbunova
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

A widespread species. If there is no evidence of rapid declines globally, this species will likely qualify as Least Concern.


Geographic range

This species is widespread in the northern hemisphere.


Population and Trends

With such a wide range, the population size is suspected to be very large.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Usually forms fruit bodies on roots of living coniferous trees (spruce, fir, Siberian pine, pine, larch). Prefers old forests.


Threats

Intentional use (species being assessed is the target)

Conservation Actions

Education & awareness

Research needed

Population size, distribution & trendsMonitoring

Use and Trade

This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004).

Food - human

Bibliography

Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted