Observation 85663: Flammulina velutipes (Curtis) Singer

When: 2011-12-11

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

46.3344° 13.59756°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_581/2011_IMG8137

Habitat: Mainly broadleaf forest next to river bed, locally flat terrain but in a short gorge, calcareous bedrock, very humid place with several springs, mostly in shade, no sun during winter months, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 410 m (1.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: fallen thick Salix sp. trunk covered by mosses, partly rotten.

Place: East Bovec basin, left shore of river Soča downstream of Kršovec farm house, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Spore print as well as habitat fit well to Flammulina velutipes f. longispora Bas, Persoonia 12(1): 62 (1983). This form is not (yet?) accepted by Index Fungorum however it is discribed in Ref (5). and Ref.(6). from where spore dimensions have been taken for this form. Growing in small groups and solitary, several fruitbodies; pileus diameter up to 6 cm (2.3 inch), sticky cap; SP white.

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

Species Lists


Dotted line rectangles show spore dimensions for Flammulina velutipes f. longispora Bas (1983).
Young fruitbodies.
Young fruitbodies.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 220.
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 170.
(3) R.Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 388.
(4) A.Poler, Veselo po gobe (in Slovene), Mohorjeva družba Celovec (2002), p32.
(5) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 389.
(6) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 3, Ulmer (2001), p245.
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 9.3 (SD = 0.6) x 3.5 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 2.7 (SD = 0.18), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. Congo Red.

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