Observation 157486: Tricholoma album (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

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There are some approaches
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-11 18:15:38 MST (-0700)

in which I am involved but they are at the very beginning. The bad thing is people can’t be convinced. It is not in their narrow minded heads that wood is good for other things or living bio cycles. It is what I would call the Germanic and Slavonic plague of tradition. And as long as the main part of our forests belong to a very rich lobby which is in the power of choking every attempt ….

Luckily,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-01-11 12:04:02 MST (-0700)

we have come a bit forward here with protecting fungi habitats, in some cases even better than with the orchids, I think – but EU regulations for grazing areas were for a long time extreme, forcing farmers to cut down trees in order to get subsidies… They were persuaded to change those rules some years ago. I hope they are adapting to the new rules in Austria too.

Absolutely!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-11 08:59:49 MST (-0700)

Today I have been to my Hygrophorus hypothejus location and half of the pine trees are gone too … it’s so sad and you can do nothing against it. This pine stand is not even worthy for protection … that’s all they got to say. Out of maybe five locations in Austria where there is Hygrophorus aureus and it is not suitable for protection? Holy crap!
I fear the ONLY Austrian location of Boletus fragrans is gone by now too! I did fight for it but they are not even willing to let 4-5 oaks live that are the mycorrhizal partners of the fungus because they stand along a trail. In this forest there are so many rare other fungi, a Russula new to science and so on and they cut down everything. For 30 years no one did need any of this wood but now with renewable insanity all will be gone in short time. I wonder if it would have been equally useless if they had found an orchid or some rare animal there?

Certainly,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-01-11 08:50:56 MST (-0700)

modern farming is a devastating threat in many ways..

Not only oaks!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-10 18:05:26 MST (-0700)

Every species of tree is very endangered. And not only for oven purposes but you know bio mass and all that hypocrite stuff.
In the last 20 years since the beginning of this dead end more and more old woods are disappearing. I am trying to save some but you have no chance on the long term. It’s getting dramatic. But tell this them lobbies, them rich asses and them ignorant farmers! I see no hope in this evil.

My goodness,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-01-10 12:27:25 MST (-0700)

oaks are useful for a lot of better things than fuel :-(

I see.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-10 09:02:44 MST (-0700)

That’s what I know too. But stiparophyllum’s synonym is pseudoalbum in my book.
Since I live in an area with (still!) abundant oak woods I have no problem in recognizing the true album. T. lascivum (at least here at me) is very rare. But renewable energy insanity is taking care of my beloved oaks if you know what I mean :(

Well,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-01-10 03:36:08 MST (-0700)

lascivum is apparently another species, with more elongated spores. The cap has a greyish hue and paler margin. Smell rancid an slightly aromatic, but not raphanoid. It grows with beech.

I hope they have straightened this out for good now, when my former album has become stiparophyllum and my former lascivum has become album, and lascivum remains for me to be found :-)

Yes.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2014-01-09 11:22:51 MST (-0700)

With oaks.
So lascivum is no longer a good species?

T. album
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2014-01-09 11:21:06 MST (-0700)

is the one that grows with oak, right? (which we erroneously used to call lascivum…)

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