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Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.

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Scientific name
Clitopilus prunulus
Author
(Scop.) P. Kumm.
Common names
The Miller
mjölskivling
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Entolomataceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Clitopilus prunulus is widespread edible saprobic fungus in predominantly Europe. There is no evidence of decline. it can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Widespread and fairly common in Europe. Reported from North America and parts of Asia. The area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is much larger than 2,000 km², and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much larger than 20,000 km².


Population and Trends

The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species and more or less stable. There is no indication of any decline.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Clitopilus prunulus is a saprotrophic terrestrial fungus growing solitary or in small groups in broadleaved and coniferous forests, sometimes in wooded meadows or gardens. Often found on rich ground.


Threats

There are no major threats to this species.


Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.


Research needed


Use and Trade

Edible, but not among the most highly rated of mushrooms.

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted