Observation 115826: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-09-29
(46.3594° 13.7011° 590m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Code: Bot_659/2012_DSC5158

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

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Blackening when handled
Used references: (1) D. Boertmann, Hygrocybe, 2nd Rev., Svampetryk (2010),
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 104.
(3) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 3, Ulmer (2001), p 45.
(4) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 72.
(5) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 266.
(6) A.Poler, Veselo po gobe (in Slovene), Mohorjeva družba Celovec (2002), p 300.
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 10.1 (SD = 0.8) x 6.3 (SD = 0.7) micr., Q = 1.62 (SD = 0.17), n = 27. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope AM500.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell indistinctive.

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By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2012-11-06 23:25:32 EET (+0200)

Thank you Danny.

these observations
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-11-06 00:50:09 EET (+0200)

are like pages out of the greatest mycological reference & field text never written

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