- Scientific name
- Suillus punctatipes
- (Snell & E.A. Dick) Singer
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
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).
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
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.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
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
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