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. Other records may be mis-identifications or introduced individuals.
With such a large range, the population size is suspected to be very large.
In Europe this species is generally found in coniferous woodland, but may also associate with Birch (Sterry 2011).
Unless it is properly cooked, this species is poisonous (Evans and Kibby 2004).
Evans, S. and Kibby G. (2004) Pocket Nature. Fungi. Dorling Kindersley, London.
Sterry, P. (2011). Fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. Bounty Books, London (first published 1991, Hamlyn).