Collection location: Zadnja Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]
Habitat: Alpine valley, mountain mixed forest, dominant Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica, found under Picea abies; flat, semiruderal terrain, a turn-around place at the end of a dirt rudimentary forest road; shallow soil layer, calcareous ground, in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 5-7 deg C, elevation 990 m (3.250 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: a mixture of sandy forest soil, wood debris, stones, mosses and other organic litter, particularly needles of Picea abies and rotten leaves.
Place: Zadnja Trenta valley, south of the last farmhouse, left bank of dry Soča river bed (Sušec), East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
Comments: This Cortinarius can be recognized by its distinct smell on anise and yellowish appearance. Growing in a group of four pilei; pileus and stipe very viscid (under light drizzle conditions during this observation); pileus diameter up to 4.5 cm, stipe up to 3.5 cm high; flesh firm; SP chestnut brown, abundant, oac740.
Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
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