- Scientific name
- Boletus pinophilus
- Pilát & Dermek
- Common names
- Pine Bolete
- Rödbrun stensopp
- kiefern steinpilz
- hřib borový
- Priežu baravika
- Белый гриб сосновый / Болетус соснолюбивый
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Dahlberg, A.
- Knutsson, T.
is an edible ectomycorrhizal bolete, forming mycorrhiza with pines, and is common throughout Europe. It is collected and marketed in several countries. There is no evidence of decline. It can be locally very abundant where suitable habitat exists. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
Recent taxonomic revisions of western North American populations indicate that this is a distinct species, B. rex-veris;
and that populations in eastern North America also represent a separate species too.
Closely related to Boletus edulis, Boletus pinophilus
is a very common bolete in temperate to boreal pine forests throughout Europe. It is also reported from Asia. 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. Recent taxonomic revisions of western North American populations indicate that this is a distinct species, B. rex-veris
; and that populations in eastern North America also represent a separate species too. Therefore, these populations are not included in the assessment.
Population and Trends
The population size is likely to be very large since this is such a widespread species. There is no indication of any decline.
Population Trend: stable
Habitat and Ecology
is a common terrestrial ectomycorrhizal fungus in pine (Pinus
spp.) forests and in open areas with pines trees. It typically grows on acid, sandy soil, often in dry lichen-heathland forests. It may rarely also occur in spruce forests.
There are no major threats to this species. It is commonly found in pine forests and pine plantations of all ages.
No conservation measures are needed for this species since it is widespread and there are no major threats to it.
Use and Trade
is an appreciated edible mushroom of similar gastronomical values as B. edulis
with which it is easily misidentified due to the similar habitat and appearance. It is collected and marketed in several northern countries.
Source and Citation
Dahlberg, A. 2019. Boletus pinophilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122090237A222968707. .Accessed on 1 February 2023