- Scientific name
- Aureoboletus mirabilis
- (Murrill) Halling
- Common names
- Admirable Bolete
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Mueller, G.M.
is a common bolete in western North America with a range roughly corresponding to that of its primary ectomycorrhizal partner, Tsuga heterophylla
. It is widespread, and no decline or specific threats have been reported. It is listed as Least Concern (LC).
It was described as Ceriomyces mirabilis
, then soon after transferred to Boletus
(Murrill 1912). It has also been placed in the genera Boletellus, Hemioporus
. Based on phylogenetic data, this species was transferred into the genus Aureoboletus
(Halling et al
This species is widespread in western North America; on the coast, it occurs from Sonoma County in northern California, USA, north into South-central Alaska. In the mountains, it occurs from the southern Cascade Range in Oregon, north into British Columbia, Canada, and east into the Rocky Mountains of Montana.
Population and Trends
The population is widespread, and shows no sign of decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
It is ectomycorrhizal with hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla
and occasionally T. mertensiana
) in young to mature forests in western North America. Typically fruiting occurs on well-decayed, moss-covered coarse woody debris.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species, and no specific research is needed either with regards to this species.
Use and Trade
This species is edible, and is occasionally recreationally collected for food. It does not appear to be subject to much demand in the commercial trade.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2021. Aureoboletus mirabilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2021: e.T195923236A195927290. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2021-2.RLTS.T195923236A195927290.en
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