Suillus granulatus is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eurasia and North America. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Suillus granulatus is fairly common to common in Europe¸ Asia and North America. Introduced to South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Chile.Suillus granulatus is the most widespread pine-associating Suillus species in warm climate. 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. There is no indication of any decline.
Habitat and Ecology
Suillus granulatus is a common mushroom in coniferous forests, plantations, parks and gardens on mainly rich, fertile or calcareous soil throughout the area where pine occurs naturally or planted. It often fruit in large numbers and is common in young forests. It is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associating with pines (Pinus).
Boreal ForestTemperate Forest
There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly and widely found in coniferous forest and plantations.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Suillus granulatus is an edible mushroom.
Food - human
Suillus granulatus, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikorev.