Observation 140451: Tricholoma aurantium (Schaeff.) Ricken

When: 2012-10-08

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

46.4318° 13.6106° 1350m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_666/2012_DSC5621

Habitat: Picea abies wood mixed with Fagus sylvatica, almost flat terrain, calcareous ground, in shade, almost no ground vegetation, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2-4 deg C, elevation 1.350 m (4.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil.

Place: Mt. Mangart’s Alp (Mangartska planina), north of the central meadow, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: This beautiful mushroom is not common in Slovenia. It is most frequently found in cultural and not natural landscape, namely in intensively forested stands of Picea abies (Ref.:(3)). Growing solitary, scattered and in groups, over 30 pilei at the site; pileus diameter up to 13 cm, stipe up to 8 cm tall; surface of the cap viscid, some pilei beaded with orange droplets; SP white (oac909).

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.com.
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 160.
(3) H.Doerfelt and E. Ruske, Die Welt der Pilze,Wissdorn-Verlag, Jena (2008), p 177.
(4) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 187.
(5) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 228.
(6) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/tricholoma_aurantium.html
Based on microscopic features:
Spores smooth, broad elliptical to globose. Dimensions: 5.3 (SD = 0.4) x 4.1 (SD = 0.3) μ, Q = 1.31 (SD = 0.09), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste strong persistent, unpleasant, some kind of bitter, very specific; smell strong almost pleasant, on flour? fruits?, strange.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-25 14:45:21 CDT (-0400)

1: You sell yourself unbelievably short.

2: If I would travel to Slovenia purely to mushroom hunt with the help of a text of your making, someone else probably would as well. The popularity of region-specific texts is not limited to the region(s) they refer to. The market for a Slovenian fungi reference includes mycologists and mushroom hunters from throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, especially if it’s written in English.

By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2013-07-25 14:18:31 CDT (-0400)

Thank you Danny and Martin. Danny, I regret, but there will be nothing with the book you would like to see. I am incompetent to write something good in mycology. Also in a nation with 2 M people it is impossible to find a publisher, who would consciously enter loss in business.

Very impressive post!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-07-20 20:10:23 CDT (-0400)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-07-20 14:31:49 CDT (-0400)

When is your book coming out? I’ll take a dozen.

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