Agaricus sylvaticus is globally widespread saprobic woodland fungus. There is no evidence of decline and it can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
Distribution: Agaricus sylvaticus is widely distributed in Europe and North America and also reported from Central America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 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
Agaricus sylvaticus is a decomposer fungus found growing solitary or in small groups in coniferous and deciduous woods, often in needle litter or on ant-hills.
There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly and widely found in almost any type of woodlands.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
Agaricus sylvaticus is a large and fairly common woodland mushroom and in some countries considered a good edible species.
Food - human
Agaricus sylvaticus, Sweden. Photo: Michael Krikorev