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.
In Europe, it grows under pines (Evans and Kibby 2004).
This is an edible species (Evans and Kibby 2004).
Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.