- Scientific name
- Suillus bovinus
- (Pers.) Roussel
- Common names
- Jersey cow mushroom/bovine bolete
- Govju sviestbeka
- Козляк / решетник
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is a widespread, edible, ectomycorrhizal fungus. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
is common in Europe and Asia and has been introduced to North America and Australia. It is also recorded from 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 as there is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
a common mushroom in coniferous forests on acid soil, throughout the area where Pinus
occurs naturally or planted. It is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associating with two-(and three)-needle pines (Pinus
). Suillus bovinus
often fruits in large numbers and is common in young forests.
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
is an edible mushroom, but is not highly regarded.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Suillus bovinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090785A122091093. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122090785A122091093.en
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