Observation 129754: Pholiota squarrosa (Vahl) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-09-23
(46.3344° 13.5299° 410m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Code: Bot_657/2012_DSC5076

Habitat: Mixed forest, deciduous trees dominant, flat terrain, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, in shade, relatively moist place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevations 410 m (1.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: base of a Fraxinus excelsior, still growing and in good shape.

Place: Bovec basin, west of Bovec, near the trail from station A of the Kanin cable car to village Plužna, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in two dense clusters, many fruitbodies; pileus diameter up to 8 cm, sporocarp up to 11 cm tall; caps ocher-gold-yellow (oac583), in the center darker, red brown (oac715), scales brown (oac748); gills dry-brown with some greenish tint (oac785), stem concolorous with the cap, lighter above ring, darker at the base (oac855), trama beige-yellow (oac855); SP abundant, brown (oac769) to chocolate brown when thick (pac796).

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 389.
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 256.
(3) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 212.
(4) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 118.
Based on microscopic features: Spores dark, thich walled,smooth. Dimensions: 7.7 (SD = 0.3) x 4.5 (SD = 0.2) μ, Q = 1.69 (SD = 0.08), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste unpleasant somewhat radish; smell mild, a bit spicy (?).

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