Suillus bovinus is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eurasia and North Ameri-ca. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat ex-ists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Suillus bovinus is common in Europe and Asia and has been introduced to North America and Australia. Also recorded from south Africa. 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 bovinus a common mushroom in coniferous forests on acid soil, throughout the area where Pinus occurs naturally or planted. It is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associ-ating with two-(and three)-needle pines (Pinus). Suillus bovinus often fruit in large numbers and is common in young forests.
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 bovinus is an edible mushroom, but is not highly regarded.