Habitat and Ecology
Тhe species has been reported only from the Mediterranean region (Algeria, Morocco, Corsica, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal) in association with Q. ilex, Pinus pinaster and Cedrus atlantica (Castañera 2016, Díaz 2016). In North Macedonia it occurs in pseudomaquis located only in the south-eastern part of the country where probably it establish mycorrhiza with Quercus coccifera, on silicate substrate.
It is an extremely rare species, recorded at only two sites, in the hilly biogeographic region Pogana, at an elevation of ca. 150 m. Most probably the species is dispersed across the area of pseudomaquis in the country, provided by Melovski et al. (2019). The probable total number of sites is guesstimated to be 5 to maximum 10 times higher than the current number, resulting in ca. 10 to 20 sites. The sporocarps emerge in late autumn.