Observation 57660: Gymnopilus penetrans (Fr.) Murrill
When: 2010-10-11
(46.33219° 13.58426° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Code: Bot_468/2010_IMG3007

Habitat: Open space, a southeast oriented bank of alluvial river deposits, calcareous ground, sunny place, humid air conditions, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevations 400 m (1.300 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: a stump and dead rotten branches of Sambucus nigra on ground,

Place: Bovec basin, right bank of river Soča near Kal-Koritnica village, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary and in small groups, several fruit bodies present; pileus diameter 3-5(7) cm; SP deep dark orange.

Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: No squamules observed on pileus.
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Anton Poler and Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.si .
(2) W. Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Vol.1, Niedere Pflanzen, Elsevier, 3.Auflage, (1994), p 429.
(3) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/gymnopilus_sapineus.html .
(4) J.Breitenbach, F.Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.2. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 138.
(5) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 244.
(6) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 703.
Based on microscopic features: Spores not smooth. Dimensions: 7,7 (SD = 0,4) x 4,4 ( SD = 0,2) micr., Q = 1,71 (SD = 0,09), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. Smaller than 10 microns diameter of peleipellis hyphae (? – I am not sure I see the right thing) rule out G. sapineus.
Based on chemical features: Taste bitter, smell faint and mild.

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