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Boletus luridiformis Rostk.

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Scientific name
Boletus luridiformis
Author
Rostk.
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Boletaceae
Assessment status
Proposed
Proposed by
James Westrip
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

This is now considered to be in the genus Neoboletus


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This is a widespread species. It would likely qualify as Least Concern if there is no evidence for any rapid declines.


Geographic range

This species occurs over the northern hemisphere (see Gbif; Neoboletus luridiformis (Rostk.) Gelardi, Simonini & Vizzini, 2014 in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2019-11-12).


Population and Trends

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

Population Trend: Uncertain


Habitat and Ecology

This species is found in woodland, forming micorrhiza with beech, oak and conifers (Evans and Kibby 2004).


Threats


Conservation Actions


Research needed


Use and Trade

While this species can be eaten when cooked, it is poisonous when raw (Evans and Kibby 2004).


Bibliography

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


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted