- Scientific name
- Xerocomellus salicicola
- C.F. Schwarz, N. Siegel & J.L. Frank
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Mushroom, Bracket and Puffball
- Assessment status
- Assessment date
- IUCN Red List Category
- Siegel, N.
- Dahlberg, A. & Mueller, G.M.
is a recently described member of the X
' complex from western North America. More information is needed on range, habitat limitations and subpopulations, but it has been reported over a large range from California to British Columbia and it appears to be stable. Therefore, it is assessed here as Least Concern.
is a recently described species (Frank et al
. 2020). Older records would have been made under the name Xerocomellus
The distribution of this species is still poorly known. It is currently known from disjunct subpopulations from southern California to Washington. Photographs of specimens appearing to be of Xerocomellus salicicola
from southern British Columbia, Canada have also been posted online (iNaturalist 2021).
Population and Trends
Being a newly described species, very little in known about population dynamics or trends of this species. The habitat in which it occurs is stable across much of the range.
Population Trend: unknown
Habitat and Ecology
It is found typically in wet, muddy or hard-packed soil in swampy or riparian areas. It is ectomycorrhizal, associated with willow (Salix
spp.), cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa
), and occasionally in landscaped areas with ornamental birch (Betula
spp.) and Linden (Tilia
spp.). Specific habitat details are still lacking, though.
No specific threats have been identified with regards to this species.
No specific conservation actions are needed with regards to this species. A better understanding of its range, and habitat limitations and tree associations of this species, are needed.
Source and Citation
Siegel, N. 2022. Xerocomellus salicicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022: e.T198481126A198487493. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-1.RLTS.T198481126A198487493.en
.Accessed on 4 August 2023