Observation 60312: Ramaria stricta (Fries) Quélet

When: 2010-09-10

Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.35982° 13.70241°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_456/2010_DSC4808

Habitat: Humid place in shade; mixed wood side; on an old compost heap made of plant and wood debris, kitchen waste and a lot of ashes and charcoal from a wood stove; almost flat terrain, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 600 m (1.950 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: compost

Place: Trenta valley between Soča and Trenta villages, Za Stemerico place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Possibly Ramaria flaccida? Growing in a fairly large group, many fruitbodies, sporocarps 4-5 cm high (1.5 to 2 inches), SP ocher-brown, flesh apparently not bruising green (as for R. flaccida), huge firm white mycelium.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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57% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Anton Poler.
(2) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 648.
(3) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 308.
(4) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 1035.
(5) R.Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 141.
(6) http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=356845 (for R. flaccida).
Based on microscopic features: Spores almost smooth, dimensions: 7.1 (SD = 0.5) x 3.8 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 1.87 (SD = 0.14), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

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