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Suillus bovinus (Pers.) Roussel

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Scientific name
Suillus bovinus
Author
(Pers.) Roussel
Common names
örsopp
Jersey cow mushroom/bovine 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 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).


Taxonomic notes


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?


Geographic range

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.

Population Trend:


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

Threats

There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly 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 bovinus is an edible mushroom, but is not highly regarded.

Food - human

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Known distribution - countries

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted