Observation 220887: Mycena epipterygia (Scop.) Gray
When: 2015-10-22
(46.4046° 13.7094° 960m)

Notes: Code: Bot_922/2015_DSC9561
Habitat: mixed wood, Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica dominant trees; among mosses, flat terrain, calcareous ground, moist place, in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 4-6 deg C, elevation 960 m (3.150 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil, small, rotten branches, leaf and needles litter.

Place: Zadnja Trenta valley, 50 m northwest of the final parking place of the access road to Zapodn place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

In this observation the mushrooms were growing scattered solitary and in small groups of a few fruit bodies, altogether 12-15 pilei on a few m2 of forest ground; pilei diameter 8 – 12 mm, stipe 5 – 8 cm long and 1 – 1.8 mm in diameter, stipe hollow and covered with a thin elastic cuticle like pilei; SP too weak to enable reliable color determination, possibly whitish.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Recognized by sight: Small, yellowish, with elastic cuticle on pilei.
Used references: (1) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1991), p 268.
(2) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 3., Ulmer (2001), p 431.
(3) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 220.
(4) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 85.
(5) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 182. (6) W. Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Vol.1, Niedere Pflanzen, Elsevier, 3. Auflage, (1994), p 413.
(7) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 351.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 8 [8.8 ; 9.3] 10.1 × 5.3 [6 ; 6.5] 7.2 microns; Q = 1.3 [1.4 ; 1.5] 1.6; N = 20; C = 95%; Me = 9 × 6.2 microns; Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell unpleasant, weakly on soap?

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