Observation 153498: Clavulina cinerea (Bull.) J. Schröt.

Code: Bot_774/2013_DSC9321

Habitat: Mixed wood over calcareous rocks and boulders, Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica dominant; growing under Picea abies, at the foot of east oriented, moderately steep mountain slope, mostly in shade, humid place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 690 m ( 2.250 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil containing lot of rotten Picea abies needles and wood debris, probably locally acid ground (Erica carnea present)

Place: Upper ‘Lower Trenta valley’, right bank of river Soča, ‘Soška pot’ trail, upstream of the confluence of river Krajcarca and Soča, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in groups; over ten fruit bodies present. Overall dimensions up to 7 × 5 cm; generally gray fruit bodies have a slight pink-violet tint like oac634 but darker; bruising dirty brown when handled; flesh quite brittle, SP abundant, yellow, oac856.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Two spored basidia.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: gray with pink-violet tint, obtuse branches, two-spored basidiae
Used references: (1) D. Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 641.
(2) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 308.
(3) W.Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Vol.1, Niedere Pflanzen, Elsevier, 3.Auflage, (1994), p 366.
(4) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 456. 9-12/8-10
(5) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 344. (6) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 2, Ulmer (2000), p 53.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth with one big oil drop. Dimensions:8.5 (SD= 0.5) x 7.2 (SD= 0.4) μ, Q = 1.18 (SD = 0.07), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil; in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste mild, may be slightly bitter after a while; smell indistinctive.

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