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Red List of Fungi for Great Britain: Boletaceae (Species Status No.14) 2013


This publication is based on a project report submitted to Natural England in March 2013 and augmented by the results of DNA sequencing studies carried out at Cardiff University and RBGK during the period 2011–2013. Analysis and interpretation of recording data and the conservation assessments were carried out following IUCN guidelines, categories and criteria (IUCN 2012a,b, 2013).

The bolete family (Boletaceae) was selected for the Natural England-funded pilot Red Data List (RDL) assessment because its members form large, often colourful, and sometimes commercially important edible fruit bodies (ceps, porcini) and so they are relatively well-known to naturalists and the general public alike. Identification guides to British boletes are very popular with field mycologists and are frequently updated. Several British field mycologists have taken a special interest in the group in recent years, in particular A.E. Hills, whose extensive collections and fruit body abundance data gathered over the last two decades are now deposited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Boletes are therefore associated with an extensive recording dataset and ample reference material is available for combined molecular and morphological studies.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2013··

Ainsworth, A.M., Smith, J.H., Boddy, L., Dentinger, B.T.M., Jordan, M., Parfitt, D., Rogers, H.J. & Skeates, S.J. 2013. Red List of Fungi for Great Britain: Boletaceae. A pilot conservation assessment based on national database records, fruit body morphology and DNA barcoding, Species Status No. 14. JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 1473-0154.

This publication is one of a series produced under the auspices of the Species Status Assessment project initiated by JNCC in 1999.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·02·27

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Communications, JNCC

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