- Scientific name
- Ramaria stuntzii
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
is a locally common and widespread species in western North America, currently known from around 90 localities but believed to be under-reported; especially in California. No decline has been recorded, and it grows in multiple habitat types. It is listed as Least Concern.
was described based on a Washington, USA, type collection (Marr and Stuntz 1973).
This species is found from the northern Californian, USA, coast, northward along the coast and Coast Range into southern British Columbia, Canada. It is uncommon through the Siskiyou Range, but is more common in the Cascade Range in Oregon into central Washington. It is rare in the northern Rocky Mountains in eastern Washing and Idaho.
Population and Trends
The population is widespread, and it can be locally common. Currently it is known from around 90 localities, with no recorded decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
It is ectomycorrhizal, occurring with both conifers and hardwoods. It is locally common from Mendocino County northwards in mature mixed hardwood/conifer coastal forests, and throughout coast, Coast Range and low- to mid-elevation Cascade Range forest in the Pacific Northwest. Like a number of Ramaria
species in California, R. stuntzii
appears to switch from being conifer associated in the northern part of its range, to tanoak associated (Notholithocarpus densiflorus
) as it continues south.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
This species is included on the United States Forest Service Northwest Forest Plan Survey and Manage list of rare/old-growth forest-dependent fungi, and has been actively surveyed for since the late 1990s (Castellano et al.
1999). Research is needed to clarify the extent of this species' range and its habitat requirements.
Use and Trade
No use/trade is known.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Ramaria stuntzii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198478685A198488235. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198478685A198488235.en
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