Code: Bot_667/2012_IMG1427
Picture file names: from Clitocybe-odora_raw_1 to Clitocybe-odora_raw_7.

Habitat: former pastures, now light mixed wood, Picea abies, Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus ornus, Corylus avellana dominant; moderately inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect; colluvial, skeletal, calcareous ground; in haft shade; dry and relatively warm place; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-9 deg C, elevation 635 m (2.080 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil, under a canopy of Picea abies.

Place: Bovec basin, at the base of Mt. Čukla; east of meadows near Plajer farmhouse, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comments: Clitocybe odora is easy to recognize. Blue-greenish appearance and strong characteristic smell on aniseed are distinctive.

Growing scattered, several fruit bodies present; pileus diameter up to 6 cm, stipe length up to 5 cm; SP whitish-beige.

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


Proposed Names

85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Bluish and strong smell on aniseed.
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot;
(2) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1991), p 164.
(3) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 91.
(5) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 166.
(6) R. Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 234.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 4,9 [5,9 ; 6,4] 7,4 × 3,1 [3,7 ; 3,9] 4,5 microns; Q = 1,3 [1,6 ; 1,7] 1,9; N = 37; C = 95%; Me = 6,1 × 3,8 microns; Qe = 1,6. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, fresh material, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste pleasant, on aniseed, smell strong on aniseed, sweets.

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