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Fistulina hepatica (Schaeff.) With.

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Scientific name
Fistulina hepatica
(Schaeff.) With.
Common names
Beefsteak Fungus
Beef steak mushroom
ozorek dębowy
Leberreischling, Ochsenzunge, Langue de boeuf, Lingua di bue
Печеночница обыкновенная
Parastā aknene
pečeňovec dubový
Volovska jetra
Langue de boeuf
IUCN Specialist Group
Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
Assessment status
Proposed by
Nirmal Harsh
Tatyana Svetasheva, Nirmal Harsh, Inita Daniele, M.R. Asef, Vladimír Kunca, Kamil Kędra, Ivona Kautmanova, Beatrice Senn-Irlet, Tommy Knutsson, Susana C. Gonçalves, Nikola Lačković, Ibai Olariaga Ibarguren, Tsutomu Hattori
Comments etc.
Nicolas Schwab, Thomas Læssøe, Javier Marcos Martínez, James Westrip, Armin Mešić, Claudia Perini, Reda Iršėnaitė, Wim A. Ozinga

Assessment Notes

Taxonomic notes

Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?

This fungus is endemic to north-east of India only.

Geographic range

In India this species is endemic to north east of India reported from East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. Collected information for the reports over past five years - collected by Dr. John Zothanzama Sailo, Ms Aroma Lyngdoh, Dr. N. S. Bisht and Dr. K. Haridasan from Mawphlang Sacred Grove (25 degree 27’12.11” N, 91 degree 45’15.91” E, 1826 m amsl) and by Ms Aroma Lyngdoh (2011 -2013) from Laitsohum (25 degree 15’30.05” N, 91 degree 33’59.56”E, 1128 m amsl), Nongkrem Sacred Grove (25 degree 29’58.99” N, 91 degree 53’16.57” E, 1779 m amsl), Sohrarim (25 degree 20’58.41” N, 91 degree 44’50.44” E 1395 m amsl) and Swer Sacred Grove (25 degree 25’10.21” N, 91 degree 48’06.17” E, 1395 m amsl). Bakshi (1971) reported it from Darjeeling (27 degree 02’05.67” N, 88 degre 15’49.22” E, 2191 m amsl), West Bengal, India.

Population and Trends

Population Trend: Uncertain

Habitat and Ecology

On dead and dying old trees, their removal further pose the threat to the existence of the species.

Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane Forest


Shifting agricultureIncrease in fire frequency/intensityHabitat shifting & alteration

Conservation Actions

Resource & habitat protectionSite/area managementHarvest managementGenome resource bankAwareness & communicationsSub-national level

Research needed

TaxonomyHarvest, use & livelihoodsPopulation trendsHabitat trends

Use and Trade

Food - human


Country occurrence

Regional Population and Trends

Country Trend Redlisted