Observation 59372: Russula laurocerasi Melzer

When: 2010-09-06

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

46.33414° 13.53091°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_455/2010_DSC4502

Habitat: Light mixed forest with some ground vegetation, dominant Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies, Acer sp., cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, flat terrain, mostly in shade, quite humid place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 420 m (1.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: West of Bovec, near the trail from station A of the Kanin cable car to Plužna village, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in scattered small and large groups, pileus diameter up to 8 cm (3,5 inch), SP crème.

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

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 78.
(2) http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/... .
(3) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/russula_laurocerasi.html .
(4) http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Russula_laurocerasi.htm .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: warty, 9.1 (SD = 0.5) x 8.3 (SD = 0.4) micr., Q = 1,10 (SD = 0.05), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste unpleasant (old boiled eggs?); smell strong, unmistakable, on bitter almonds.

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