Observation 116422: Russula viscida Kudrna

When: 2012-10-08

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

46.429° 13.6171° 1420m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_666/2012_DSC5610

Habitat: Under Picea abies, in mixed alpine forest, dominant Picea abies, Fagus sylvatica, Abies alba; south oriented mountain slope, calcareous bedrock however apparently acid soil (Vaccinium myrtillus); relatively warm place, partly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-4 deg C, elevation 1.420 m (4.650 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil rich in humus.

Place: Mt. Mangart region, northeast ridge of Mt.Planja, 1.553 m, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in a dense group of three fruitbodies in different stage of development. Pileus diameter up to 14 cm, slightly viscid, doesn’t peel much, stem up to 7 cm tall, firm, almost dry; SP whitish (oac900).

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Id’ed by Mr. Anton Poler.
(2) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 890.
(3) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 2, Ulmer (2000), p 505. (4) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 312.
(5) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 23.
Based on microscopic features: Spores warty with large appendixes. Dimensions: 9.6 (SD = 0.5) x 7.9 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.22 (SD = 0.08), n = 30. Olympus CH20, Olympus NEA 100x/1.25, oil; AmScope MA500, magnification 1.000 x, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste acrid and bitter, smell indistinctive.

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