This recently described species is generally lacking in information not regarding its initial collection from Japan, Nagano, Chino, Mt. Eimeiji-yama, near a park at an altitude of 1040m in a forest of Japanese red pine. This species is thought to occur from coastal forest up to the boundary between cool temperate and alpine forests. This species is not thought to be significantly threatened at its known locality, however much further research is needed in order to assess this species’ wider distribution, as well as its particular habitat preferences and potential unseen threats. Until such research provides information relevant to this assessment, it is difficult to provide this species with a Red List criterion, and so remains as DD for now.
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
The type specimen of this species was found in Japan, Nagano, Chino, Mt. Eimeiji-yama, near a park at an altitude of 1040m in a forest of Japanese red pine, Pinus densiflora in August 2013. No further specific information regarding this species’ distribution appears to be available.
Population and Trends
This species does not appear to be significantly threatened in its native habitat, and is therefore thought to be stable in its population trends.
Population Trend: Stable
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been found growing under various ectomycorrhizal tree species, i.e., those of the genera Pinus, Picea, Tsuga, Quercus, Betula, and Carpinus, with a moderate to weakly developed litter layer on the forest floor. Secondary and young forests have productive basidiomata, in contrast to deep and climax forest conditions. This species’ habitat ranges from ~0 m in altitude in the coastal pine forests to 1360 m at the boundary between cool temperate and subalpine forests. Fruiting occurs during the warm and humid seasons: April-May in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan and July-August at Honshu Island.
This species is not thought to be significantly threatened at its known locality.
Further research into this species’ wild population distribution, habitat preferences, and potential threats in such habitats is required in order to build an accurate assessment of this species.
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