Collection location: Mount Mangart region, Posočje, East Julian Alps, Slovenia [Click for map]
Code: Bot_665/2012_IMG1392 and Bot_666/2012_DSC5664
Photographed on Oct.6. and Oct. 08. 2012.
Habitat: In old Picea abies forest, near forest edge, moderately south inclined mountain slope, locally almost flat terrain, calcareous ground, relatively humid and warm place, in shade, partly protected from direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 2 – 4 deg C, elevation 1.330 m (4.350 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: soil, among roots and fallen rotten branches.
Place: Mount Mangart region, northwest of Mangartska planina pasture, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
Comments: Growing in large groups in lines and arches, several tens of fruitbodies, pileus diameter up to 10(13) cm, slightly sticky when wet or on old fruitbodies, otherwise dry; stipe up to 8(9) cm high; SP rusty red brown (oac687). Traits fits well to Ref.:(2). Since it completely lacked violet/blue tint it seems to be C.g.var. acyaneus. This name is legitimate according to the MycoBank and listed in Slovenian checklist of fungi. It’s only listed in the Index Fungorum. KOH test hasn’t been done.
Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5
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