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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

Species Lists


Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Id’ed as C glaucopus by Mr. Bojan Rot.
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 2, Ulmer (2000), p 123.
(3) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 740.
(4) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 214.
(5) S.Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 329.
(6) J.Breitenbach, F.Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.5. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 180.
Based on microscopic features: Spores minutely finely warty, warts not seen in spore profile but on surface when seen slightly out of focus (my scope?). Dimensions: 8.4 (SD = 0.6) x 4.8 (SD = 0.3) μ, Q = 1.76 (SD = 0.12), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell mild, mushroomy.

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