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Suillus punctatipes (Snell & E.A. Dick) Singer

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Scientific name
Suillus punctatipes
Author
(Snell & E.A. Dick) Singer
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Suillaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-17
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198479296/198489330

Justification

Suillus punctatipes is a common Suillus in the Pacific Northwest, and rare to occasional in the California mountains. The population is widespread, and no sign of decline has been observed. It is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Taxonomic notes

It was described from Washington, USA, as Boletinus punctatipes (Snell and Dick 1941). Singer (1945) stated this species was a Suillus, but did not officially transfer it. Smith and Thiers (1964) made the transfer to Suillus.

Geographic range

It is known from scattered sites in the Sierra Nevada and Siskiyou mountains in California and south-west Oregon, becoming more widespread in the Pacific Northwest, where it occurs from coast through the Cascades, and with scattered sites into the northern Rocky Mountains to the east, and to south-east Alaska in the north.

Population and Trends

The population is widespread and appears to be stable, with no decline having been noted. It can be locally abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

It is ectomycorrhizal with Pinaceae in young to mature forests; especially Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), and with fir (Abies spp.) and hemlock (Tsuga spp.) in higher elevations. Fruiting is in late summer and fall.

Threats

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

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is needed either.

Use and Trade

This species is edible, but only occasionally collected for food.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Suillus punctatipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198479296A198489330. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198479296A198489330.en .Downloaded on 27 September 2021

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