Imleria badia is a common and widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Europe and northeastern North America. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Current name: Imleria badia (Fr.) Vizzini.
The taxon in North America may consist of several taxa.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Imleria badia is very common to the temperate to hemiboreal parts of Europe, common in the southern boreal areas of Europe and also in Eastern North America. 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
Imleria badia is a common ectomycorrhizal mushroom in coniferous and mixed woodland, more rarely on deciduous forests. Mostly on acid soil. It form mycorrhiza with conifers (particularly with Pinus, but also with Picea, Tsuga) occasionally with beech, oak and chestnut trees (Fagus, Querqus and Castanea) and other deciduous broadleaved trees.
Boreal ForestTemperate Forest
There are no major threats to this species.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Imleria badia is a highly appreciated edible mushroom.