Leccinum peronatum is known only from the type specimen, published in 1972. The name has been applied to material collected in Queensland, Australia, but new material from Malaysia is necessary to obtain the data needed to compare with the Australian material. The species is assessed as Data Deficient.
Boletus peronatus (Corner, 1972 )
Current name = Leccinum peronatum (Corner) E. Horak (Horak 2011)
Based on (Corner 1974), only recorded in Sarawak and specimens in poor condition at the Edinburgh Herbarium. This ectomycorrhizal species may be at risk due to declining dipterocarp populations and the IUCN status is Not Evaluated (NE). It was found and grown in soil/sand in tropical lowland dipterocarp forests. This type of lowland dipterocarp habitat has potential for agricultural areas. Over 37 years, a second record was found in Queensland, Australia from 2009 - 2011 and this species from both countries is found on the island.
Leccinum peronatum was first only found and recorded in Sarawak, Bako National Park (25 August 1972) by Corner and the specimen for this species was preserved at the Edinburgh Herbarium and is in poor condition (Her. E-00085055). The name has been used for specimens collected in Australia by (R. E. Halling 9213 with N. Fechner, K. Querengasser, 09 June 2009). More data are needed to determine if these are contaxic and the Australian material is not included in this assessment.
This species is ectomycorrhizal and only 1 record in 1972 found growing on soil/ sand in tropical lowland dipterocarp forest of the oldest national park (Bako N.P) in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Population Trend: Uncertain
Only known from the type specimen, which was collected in Bako National Park, Sarawak in tropical Malaysia sandy habitats, The area is dominated by dipterocarp forest areas.
On the island of Borneo, air quality is impacted by fires at oil palm, timber, and logging concessions. There is also erosion of the national park area facing the south china sea.
Habitat preservation including reducing fires.
Surveys to obtain data on the distribution of species is needed. Taxonomic research to understand the relationship between the Malaysian and Australian material.
Unknown but possibly for research purposes and food sources to animals
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