Observation 29835: Coprinellus P. Karst.

When: 2009-11-20

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

First I thought on C. micaceus. But there was not much tendency to grow in clumps, quite scattered around, no specimens with really oval shaped pileus (all too old?), too brown caps (?), a bit small spores (data differ among references), caps not striate nearly to the center (Arora, p349), cap edge apparently curls outwards when it deliquesces in contrast to C. micaceus in my observation 17352 . Note sure this is sufficient to make this observation something different.

Samples I took home auto digested themselves totally into a black silhouette on the bottom of the container.

Lat.: 46.34169 Long.: 13.5819
Code: Bot_402/2009-0911

Habitat: Mixed forest with dominant Betula pendula and some Picea abies, flat ground, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh), in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg, elevation 560 m (1.840 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: among roots of a partly rotten stump, probably Betula pendula.

Place: Bovec basin, foothills of Mt. Svinjak 1.965 m (6.447 feet), north of village Kal-Koritnica, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8


Motic B1-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

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-28% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: M.Bon, Pareys Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 272.
R.M.Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 546.
D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), pp 342.
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 7.8 (SD=0.5) x 4.8 (SD=0.3) micr, n=21.
91% (2)
Recognized by sight

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