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

Amanita novinupta Tulloss & J. Lindgr.

Search for another Species...

Scientific name
Amanita novinupta
Author
Tulloss & J. Lindgr.
Common names
Blushing Bride
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Amanitaceae
Assessment status
Assessed
Preliminary Category
LC
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Amanita novinupta is a common and widespread species with oaks in western North America; no decline has been reported.

It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Amanita novinupta was described from western North America (Tulloss & Lindgren 1994); before that it was recorded under the European species A. rubescens (Thiers 1982, Arora 1986).

There are cryptic species in the A. novinupta complex; one of which, A. cruentilemurum Tulloss nom. prov. (Tulloss et al. 2021) can now be differentiated, but some of the records of A. novinupta likely pertain to this, and possibly other species.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Amanita novinupta is a common and widespread species with oaks in western North America.

It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

Widespread in western North America; very common in coastal California from San Diego into Mendocino County; scattered in the California mountains, and occasional through the Pacific Northwest into southern British Columbia, Canada. Also expected from northern Baja California, Mexico.

Populations from Arizona and New Mexico are suspect; they likely represent A. cruentilemurum Tulloss nom. prov.


Population and Trends

Population is widespread, and locally, is a very common species. Occurring in young to mature forests, especially with oaks (Quercus spp.).  No decline has been noted.

Population Trend: Stable


Habitat and Ecology

Ectomycorrhizal with oaks (Quercus spp.), and possibly with conifers. Occurring in young to mature forests, especially with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) in central and southern California.

Temperate Forest

Threats

No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.


Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions is needed with regards to this species. Modern taxonomic research to delimit species concepts in the Amanita novinupta complex.


Research needed

Modern taxonomic research to delimit species concepts in the Amanita novinupta complex.


Use and Trade

This species is edible, but not often collected.

Food - human

Bibliography

Arora, D. 1986. Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. 959 p.

Siegel, N. and Schwarz, C. 2016. Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, CA. 601 p.

Thiers, H. D. 1982. The Agaricales (Gilled Fungi) of California. 1. Amanitaceae. Mad River Press: Eureka, CA. 53 p.

Tulloss, R.E. & Lindgren, J.E. 1994. Amanita novinupta—A rubescent, white species from the western United Stated and Southwestern Canada. Mycotaxon 51: 179-190.

Tulloss, R.E. & Lindgren, J.E. 2021. Amanita novinupta. in Tulloss RE, Yang ZL, eds. Amanitaceae studies. [ http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita+novinupta ]. accessed January 18, 2021.

Tulloss, R.E, Rodríguez Caycedo, C. and Hughes, K.W. REC. 2021. Amanita cruentilemurum. in Tulloss RE, Yang ZL, eds. Amanitaceae studies. [ http://www.amanitaceae.org?Amanita+cruentilemurum ]. accessed January 19, 2021.


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted