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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
Under Assessment
Proposed by
Noah Siegel
Assessors
Noah Siegel
Comments etc.
James Westrip

Assessment Notes

Justification

Atheniella aurantiidisca is an abundant and widespread mushroom in western North America.

Population appears stable, and no declined has been recorded. It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Taxonomic notes

Originally described as Prunulus aurantiidiscus (Murrill 1916-A); Murrill soon after placed it in the more broadly accepted genus Mycena (1916-B).

Based on micro morphology phylogenetic research, Redhead (2012) described the genus Atheniella to accommodate this and closely related Mycenoid taxa.


Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

Atheniella aurantiidisca is an abundant and widespread mushroom in western North America.

Population appears stable, and no declined has been recorded. It should be listed as Least Concern (LC).


Geographic range

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

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

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, occasional in wetter micro climates as you go south in California.

Temperate Forest

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.


Research needed

No specific research is needed with regards to this species.


Use and Trade

None known.


Bibliography

Murrill, W.A. 1916-A. Agaricaceae Tribe Agariceae. North American Flora. 9(5):297-374.

Murrill, W.A. 1916-B. Pleurotus, Omphalia, Mycena, and Collybia published in North American Flora. Mycologia. 8(4):218-221

Redhead, S. A. (2012). Nomenclatural Novelties. Index Fungorum 14: 1.

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


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted