Observation 58406: Lactarius vellereus (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2010-10-07

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

46.33879° 13.49732°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_466/2010_DSC5716

Habitat: Southeast inclined mountain slope, mixed forest, predominantly Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies, calcareous bedrock, in half-shade, relatively warm place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 1.000 m (3.300 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil.

Place: Bovec basin, southeast slopes of Mt. Kanin mountain group, Lower Gozdec place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary, pileus diameter 20 cm (8 inch); milk abundant, white, doesn’t change color; SP white slightly yellow-crème, faint.

Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5 and Nikon D700 / AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5G ED

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 94.
(2) A.Poler, Veselo po gobe (in Slovene), Mohorjeva družba Celovec (2002), p 169.
(3) R.Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 190.
(4) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 936.
(5) http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/... .
(6) http://www.webalice.it/mondellix/Funghi%20L.htm .
Based on microscopic features: Spores warty with ridges. Spore dimensions: 10.0 (SD = 1.0) x 8.1 (SD = 0.9) micr., Q = 1.24 (SD = 0.17), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Milk taste burning, smell indistinctive.

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