Habitat: Light mixed wood, mostly bushes of Salix sp., Corylus avellana, small Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica; next to a mountain torrent; moderately inclined south oriented mountain slope; sandy, poor soil; calcareous ground; partly in shade, exposed to direct rain; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 590 m (1.900 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: sandy, base rich, nutrients poor soil.
Place: Lower Trenta valley, southwest of ‘Na Melu’ place, near Trenta 2b home, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
Comments: Spore shape and dimensions show large variability. Based on Ref.:(1) these were predominantly two-spores basidia type fruitbodies, however this was not proven microscopically. Growing in a small group of a few fruitbodies. Pileus diameter up to 6 cm (expanded), sticky, from yellowish (oac755) and reddish (oac755) to black; fruitbodies up to 10 cm tall; stem longitudinally fibrous, dry, yellow (oac851) to black; gills pale yellow (oac858) to gold yellow (oac1), flesh beige-gray-yellowish (oac851), blackening; SP whitish, light beige, oac851.
Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5
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