- Scientific name
- Atheniella aurantiidisca
- (Murrill) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A.
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).
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.
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.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
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
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