Observation 122045: Laccaria amethystina Cooke
When: 2012-10-20
(46.4289° 13.6169° 1420m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Code: Bot_672/2012_DSC5790

Habitat: A forest clear-cut, dominant Picea abies, Fagus sylvatica, Abies alba; south oriented mountain slope, calcareous bedrock; relatively warm place, open sunny place, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-4 deg C, elevation 1.420 m (4.650 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forestry waist, growing from cones and other wood debris.

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

Comments: A not so common substrate. Growing solitary and in small groups of a few fruitbodies. Pileus diameter from 3 to 4.5 cm, stipe up to 7 cm long; SP beige-yellowish (oac855); taste mild mushroomy but unpleasant, smell faint pleasant.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication Mr. Anton Poler
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 146.
(3) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 188.
(4) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 181.
(5) R.Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 224.
Based on microscopic features: Spores spiny. Dimensions: 8.9 (SD = 0.5) x 8,1 (SD = 0.4) micr., Q = 1.1 (SD = 0.04), n = 30. Olympus CH20, Olympus NEA 100x/1.25, AmScope MA500, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste mild mushroomy but unpleasant, smell faint pleasant.

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