Observation 113105: Lepista caespitosa (Bres.) Singer
When: 2012-10-08
(46.4308° 13.6096° 1320m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Code: Bot_666/2012_DSC5649

Habitat: Mountain pasture, in high grass, southeast oriented modest slope, full sun, warm place, calcareous bed rock, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 3-5 deg C, elevation 1.320 m (4.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Mangartska planina, upper side of grassland, near Log pod Mangartom village, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia.

Comments: Growing in groups but also solitary, about 10 pilei, pileus diameter up to 10 cm and 10 cm tall fruitbodies; taste strong mushroomy, rancid, quite unpleasant; smell mild, typical on Lepista; flesh quite brittle; SP light beige-gray-pink – oac760; gills only lightly attached to cap.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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85% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Id’ed by Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.si
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 3, Ulmer (2001), p 288.
(3) A. Poler, Veselo po gobe, Mohorjeva založba, Celovec (2002), p292.
(4) http://www.pilzseite.de/...
(5) http://www.ars-alimentaria.it/...
(6) http://www.svijet-gljiva.com/...
Based on microscopic features: Spores apparently finely warty. Dimensions: 5.6 (SD = 0.3) x 3.6 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.53 (SD = 0.12), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste strong mushroomy, racid, quite unpleasant; smell mild, like Lepista nuda.

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