Observation 114631: Cortinarius cinnabarinus Fr.

When: 2012-10-21

Collection location: Mount Mangart region, Posočje, East Julian Alps, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.4276° 13.6192° 1335m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_673/2012_IMG1738

Habitat: Mixed mountain forest, predominantly Fagus sylvatica, Abies alba and Picea abies, old stands, under Fagus sylvatica; modestly inclined south slope, calcareous bedrock, acid soil (Vaccinium myrtillus), relatively warm place , partly shady, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-4 deg C, elevation 1.335 m (4.400 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Between Mt. Planja, 1.553 m and Mt. Mali vrh, 1.991 m. below forest road east of Planja, Loška Koritnica valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing on two places some 70 m apart. On the first one in a small group of about 10 fruit bodies among Luzula, sp.(probably sylvatica), Oxalis acetosella and Vaccinium myrtillis; on the second one only two fruitbodies present, in a thicket of young Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies, in total shade, a place without ground vegetation (too dark). Pileus diameter 4 to 5 cm, stem up to 7 cm long. SP rosty red-brown, oac 687, abundant. Taste and smell indistinctive.

Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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85% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Anton Poler.
(2) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 350.
(3) J.Breitenbach, F.Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.5. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 248.
(4) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 224.
(5) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 708.
(6) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 198.
Based on microscopic features: Spores very finely warty, warts barely visible under my scope. Dimensions: 8.3 (SD = 0.6) x 5.4 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.54 (SD = 0.1), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25 oil, magnification 1.000 x, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell indistinctive.

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