Observation 53737: Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire
When: 2010-09-20
(46.30041° 13.41878° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Code: Bot_459/2010-DSC5173

Habitat: Cold northeast inclined and steep mountain slope, mixed forest, predominantly Fagus sylvatica, calcareous ground, in shade, protected from direct rain by three canopies, average precipitations ~ 3,000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevations 820 m (2,700 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: a thick layer of rotten leaves with somewhat wood debris.

Place: Učja valley. Northeast slope of Mt. Kobariški Stol ridge, lower Drnohla place, lower abandoned forest road, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia

Comment: Growing in a small group. Spore print dark brown. Hygrophanous and with hollow stem.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 268.
(2) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 573.
(3) R. Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 310.
(4) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/psathyrella_candolleana.html .
(5) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot, http://www.gobenabovskem.si/ .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 7,7 (SD = 0,4) x 4,4 (SD = 0,2) micr., Q = 1,77 (SD = 0,10), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell pleasant and indistinctively ‘mushroomy’.

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