Observation 158974: Cortinarius varius (Schaeff.) Fr.
When: 2013-10-18
(46.4165° 13.6265° 775m)

Notes: Code: Bot_763/2013_DSC8841

Habitat: mixed wood edge of a small alpine pasture, Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies dominant, found under Picea abies, moderately south inclined terrain, calcareous ground,shallow soil layer, half shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 775 m (2.550 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Log pod Mangartom, upper Loška Koritnica valley, south slopes of Mt. Mali vrh, 1991 m, near Ganza farm house, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary; pileus diameter up to 11 cm, stipe 7 cm long and 1.5 cm diameter, its base 3.5 cm in diameter; SP abundant, red brown, oac720. Determination to some extent questionablw, spores are of the right shape and surface, but they are a little bit too wide.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication, IDed by Mr. Bohan Rot. www.gobenabovskem.si
(2) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 750.
(3) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 206.
(4) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 184.
Based on microscopic features: Spores finely warty, warts hardly visible with my scope. Dimensions:11.4 (SD = 0.4) x 6.9 (SD = 0.3) μ, Q = 1.65 (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 and smell mushroomy, pleasant.

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