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Amanita silvicola Kauffman

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Scientific name
Amanita silvicola
Author
Kauffman
Common names
Woodland Amanita
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Amanitaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Amanita silvicola is widespread in western North America and locally common in the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

Population appears stable; no decline has been noted. Therefore, it should be listed as Least Concern (LC)


Taxonomic notes

Amanita silvicola was described from a collection made in Oregon, USA (Kauffman 1925).


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Amanita silvicola is widespread in western North America and locally common in the Pacific Northwest and northern California.

Population appears stable; no decline has been noted. Therefore, I recommend it be listed as Least Concern (LC)


Geographic range

Pacific Northwest of North America, from southern British Columbia, Canada, south from the Cascade Range west to the coast into Santa Cruz, County, California, USA, and more rarely into the Sierra Nevada mountains.


Population and Trends

Population is widespread, and it can be locally common in the Pacific Northwest. No decline has been noted.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal with conifers, especially Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla). It appears to have a preference for areas with high rainfall in the Pacific Northwest and northern California, occurring in young to mature forests.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species. No specific research is needed with regards to this species.


Research needed

No specific research is needed with regards to this species.


Use and Trade

None known.


Bibliography

iNaturalist. 2021. http://www.inaturalist.org

Kauffman, C.H. 1925. The fungus flora of Mt. Hood, with some new species. Papers of the Michigan Academy of Sciences. 5: 115-148.

Siegel, N. and Schwarz, C. 2016. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. 601 p.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted