Observation 58240: Hygrocybe splendidissima (P.D. Orton) M.M. Moser

When: 2010-10-20

Collection location: Vrsnik valley region, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.33174° 13.68617°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_472/2010_DSC5997

Habitat: Unimproved grassland, northeast oriented mountain slope, calcareous ground, mostly sunny, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevations 650 m (2.100 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: grassland soil.

Place: Vrsnik valley, at the foot of Mt. Črni vrh, 1.544 m (5.064 feet), East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: growing scattered; pileus dry and shiny; stem irregularly compressed or twisted, concolorous with the cap; SP white; pileus diameter 2 (3) cm (0.8 (1,2) inch).

Protection: Enlisted in the Slovene Red List of rare and endangered species, marked by “I”. Supposedly endangered but not assigned to any particular protection category due to insufficient data.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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61% (2)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) D. Boertmann, Hygrocybe, 2nd Rev., Svampetryk (2010), p 104
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 106
(3) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.si .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 8,3 (SD = 0,5) x 4,8 (SD = 0,3) micr., Q = 1,74 (SD = 0,12), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Smell indistinctive (fresh mushroom).

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