- Scientific name
- Suillus lakei
- (Murrill) A.H. Sm. & Thiers
- Common names
- Western Painted Suillus
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
is a common ectomycorrhizal fungus, associated with Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii
) in western 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).
Widespread across western North America, roughly following the coastal and Sierra Nevada distribution of Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii
) in California, USA, north through Oregon and Washington into southern British Columbia, Canada. It also occurs in the Rocky Mountains in southern British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, south through Idaho and Montana, and scattered through the mountains in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona with Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii
). Distribution records in the Rocky Mountains are sparse in comparison to pacific state collections. Non-native populations with introduced Douglas Fir occur in at least Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, and United Kingdom (2018, boletales.com), the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina and Chile.
Population and Trends
The population size is large, occurring over a widespread area, and is stable. There is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
Ectomycorrhizal, associated with Douglas Fir. Very common, especially in young forests.
There are no major threats to this species. It is common, and found with young to mature trees, in both urban and forested habitats.
Use and Trade
This species is edible, but rarely collected for food.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2019. Suillus lakei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T138330030A138330361. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-1.RLTS.T138330030A138330361.en
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