- Scientific name
- Clitopilus prunulus
- (Scop.) P. Kumm.
- Common names
- The Miller
- Zīdainā plūmene
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is widespread, edible, saprobic fungus predominantly known from Europe. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
This species is widespread and fairly common in Europe. It is also 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 as there is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
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.
There are no major threats to this species.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Edible, but not among the most highly rated of mushrooms.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Clitopilus prunulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090466A122090893. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090466A122090893.en
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