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Atheniella aurantiidisca (Murrill) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry

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Scientific name
Atheniella aurantiidisca
Author
(Murrill) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry
Common names
 
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Kingdom
Fungi
Phylum
Basidiomycota
Class
Agaricomycetes
Order
Agaricales
Family
Mycenaceae
Assessment status
Published
Assessment date
2021-03-17
IUCN Red List Category
LC
Assessors
Siegel, N.
Reviewers
Dahlberg, A.

Assessment Notes

The content on this page is fetched from The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/198481706/198488975

Justification

Atheniella aurantiidisca is an abundant and widespread mushroom in western North America. The population appears stable, with no decline having been recorded. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).

Taxonomic notes

This species was originally described as Prunulus aurantiidiscus (Murrill 1916a); Murrill soon after placed it in the more broadly accepted genus Mycena (1916b). Based on micro-morphology phylogenetic research, Redhead (2012) described the genus Atheniella to accommodate this and closely related Mycenoid taxa.

Geographic range

This species is known from Santa Cruz County, California, USA, north into south-central Alaska in coastal forests, and the northern Sierra Nevada in California, north through the Cascade Range into British Columbia, Canada, with scattered locations east into the northern Rocky Mountains.

Population and Trends

The population is very widespread, and this species is very common in the wet conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest, and occasional elsewhere in the range. It occurs in young to mature forests, and appears to recover quickly from disturbance.

Population Trend: stable


Habitat and Ecology

It is saprotrophic, growing on conifer needle duff and moss in young to mature forests. It is very common in the wetter conifer forests of the Pacific Northwest, into south-central Alaska, to the far northern California coast; and occasional in wetter microclimates further south in California.

Threats

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

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation action is needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is needed either.

Use and Trade

No use/trade is known.

Source and Citation

Siegel, N. 2021. Atheniella aurantiidisca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T198481706A198488975. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T198481706A198488975.en .Downloaded on 23 September 2021

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