Observation 31061: Calvatia excipuliformis (Scop.) Perdeck

Up to 10 cm (4 inches) high and up to 5 cm (2 inches) diameter.
Lat.: 46.44477 Long.: 13.63453
Code: Bot_374/2009-2557

Habitat: Steep stony slope with upland grass patches, calcareous rock, south oriented, full sun and precipitations exposed, average precipitations 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 0-2 deg C, elevation 2.200 m (7.200 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil

Place: South slopes of Mt. Travnik, 2.200 m (7.218 feet), north part of Mt. Mangart’s flats, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D70/ Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Cylindrical sterile base persisting long after the rest disintegrates.
Used references: M.Bon, Pareys Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 304.
R.M.Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 1084.
D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), pp 686.
Based on microscopic features: Spores round with warts, diameter 5.4 (SD=0.3) micr., n=25.

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