• Proposed
  • Under Assessment
  • Preliminary Assessed
  • LCAssessed
  • 5Published

Suillus variegatus (Sw.) Kuntze

Go to another Suggested Species...

Scientific name
Suillus variegatus
Author
(Sw.) Kuntze
Common names
sandsopp
velvet bolete
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Boletales
Family
Suillaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Anders Dahlberg
Assessors
Anders Dahlberg
Reviewers
Tommy Knutsson

Assessment Status Notes

Justification

Suillus variegatus is a common and widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus with its main occurrence in northern Europe. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

Suillus variegatus is common in Europe and its range extends into Asia. It is recorded in parts of North America. It is quite common in Scandinavia and Russia, but increasingly rare further south. 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.

Population Trend:


Habitat and Ecology

Suillus variegatus a common ectomycorrhizal mushroom in dry coniferous forests and plantations associating with pine (Pinus) on acid soil throughout the area where Pinus occurs naturally or planted.

Boreal Forest

Threats

here are no major threats to this species. It is common and widely found in coniferous forest and plantations.


Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.


Research needed


Use and Trade

Suillus variegatus is an edible mushroom.

Food - human

Bibliography


Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted