Observation 193834: Stropharia caerulea Kreisel
When: 2014-12-07
(46.3605° 13.7028° 600m)

Notes: Code: Bot_853/2014_DSC5171

Habitat: on northeast side of a cottage, 2.5 m away of the woodshed, ruderal calcareous ground with organic debris mainly wood chips, shallow skeletal soil sparsely covered by vegetation, Utrica dioica dominant, flat terrain, mostly in shade, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 600 m (1.970 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil with a lot of organic debris.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, next to Trenta 2b cottage, ‘Na melu’ place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comments: Growing in a group of three fruit bodies, pilei very slimy, diameter 4 – 6 cm, the largest 1.5 cm thick; stipe dry, 3.5 – 5 cm tall, diameter 1.4 – 1.7 cm; trama of marble blue-white color; mycelium abundant, beige, root-like apparently interwoven with roots of a large Utrica dioica; SP abundant brown,

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Incredible color and indistinctive annulus.
Used references: (1) J. reitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.4. Verlag Mykologia (2000), p 352.
(2) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 110.
(3) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 248.
(4) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 4., Ulmer (2001), p 409.
(5) R. Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 275.
(6) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 250.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 7,5 [8,3 ; 8,6] 9,5 × 4,5 [4,9 ; 5,1] 5,5 microns; Q = 1,5 [1,7] 1,9; N = 36; C = 95%; Me = 8,5 × 5 microns; Qe = 1,7. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water, live material. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste mild, pleasant, smell pleasant, mushroomy.

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