- Scientific name
- Russula aeruginea
- Common names
- Zilzaļā bērzlape
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is a widespread edible ectomycorrhizal fungus in Eurasia and North America, and there is no evidence of decline. It can be locally abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
It is common in temperate and boreal Europe, Asia and also widely distributed in North America. The area of occupancy (AOO) of this species is much larger than 2,000 km², and its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much larger than 20,000 km².
Population and Trends
The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species, and more or less stable as there is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is an ectomycorrhizal mushroom associating with birch (Betula
spp.). It often occurs in coniferous forests, but then almost always under birch. It is common on acidic, sandy or peaty soils, occasional on more rich soil where it possibly may associate with conifers.
There are no major threats to this species.
Use and Trade
is an appreciated wild mushroom in northern countries.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Russula aeruginea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090725A223013899. .Accessed on 2 February 2023