Observation 110768: Lycoperdon excipuliforme (Scop.) Pers.

When: 2012-09-16

Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.3606° 13.7052° 570m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_656/2012_IMG1088

Habitat: A small opening in dense Corypus avellana bushes, unmaintained grassland, former pasture, almost flat terrain, calcareous ground, partly in shade, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 570 m (1.880 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, near former farmhouse Koc, Trenta 3, Na Melu place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in a small group of 5-6 fruitbodies in different stage of development, the largest fruitbodies diameter 5.5 cm, height 8 cm, smell indistinctive when young, unpleasant when old, SP brown, surface from white oac900 through yellows oac847/784 to dark ocher oac722. Gleba initially white, at the end dark brown (darker than oac769).

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 434.
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 2, Ulmer (2000), p 136.
(3) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 304.
(4) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 328.
Based on microscopic features: Spores spherical, warty. Dimensions (without warts): 4.9 (SD = 0.21) x 4.8 (SD = 0.26) micr., Q = 1.02 (SD = 0.03), n = 30. Motic B2-211A with Olympus NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Smell indistinctive when young, unpleasant when old.

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