Observation 197229: Lyophyllum decastes (Fr.) Singer

When: 2014-09-17

Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.3599° 13.7034° 585m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_838/2014_DSC4296

Habitat: mixed wood, Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies dominant trees; modestly steep, SE oriented mountain slope; shallow, skeletal soil layer, overgrown calcareous sand, stone and rocks; relatively dry and warm place; in shade; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 585 m (1.920 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil, under Fagus sylvatica.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, right bank of river Soča, between villages Soča and Trenta, next to the trail from Trenta 2b cottage to Trenta 2a, 25 m north of Trenta 2a, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comments: Growing in groups of several fruit bodies on two places some 100 m apart (see also observation Bot_838/2014_DSC4273 in the same day); pileus diameter up to 5.2 cm, viscid with young fruit bodies; cuticle thick, rubbery, peels easily; stipe up to 4 cm tall and 1.5 cm in diameter; hollow with older fruit bodies; sporocarps markedly fleshy and firm; taste mild, mushroomy, after some time slightly bitter; smell indistinctive, almost none.

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 3., Ulmer (2001), p 307.
(2) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 114.
(3) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 208.
(4) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 220.
(5) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 275.
(6) D. Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 174.
Based on chemical features: Taste mild, mushroomy, after some time slightly bitter; smell indistinctive, almost none.

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