Collection location: Pirin National Park, Bulgaria [Click for map]
This is one of the classic Friesian Corts, a Myxacium. These collections where from wet montane meadows under Picea (80%) and Pines. Very common species in the particular locale.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:39 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Pirin Mtn, Bulgaria. Oct 7, 2009’ to ‘Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria’
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Were you south of me here? I guess so, I had to check the map. It looks like you were a couple hundred km south of me here (and a long way east…). There seems to be plenty of Picea abies around here…
Date fixed. Good point.
>Where is Pirin Mtn? Do you have a lat. long. on this one?
A search on Google will reveal enough on this one. Here is a relevant link to the location.
On Oct 6 & 7 I saw the largest Cortinarius fruitings that I have ever seen, anywhere… Collected many of the classic European species. Working them slowly. Concentrated on the Phlegmacium.
Here is a link to some “classic” montane C. calochrous (subsp. coniferarum) — note the much less pronounced bluish tinges.
Anyway, there is a lot of calcium in the upper crust. Also, as we discussed on MushroomTalk recently, this is the Southern most distribution of Picea abies (Norwegian Spruce). The lower parts of the mountain border Mediterranean climate…D. www.mushroomhobby.com
You should fix, or check the date on the obs. You give a date in the location of Oct. 7, but then the obs. has a date of Oct. 14th. If you edit the obs. you can set the date of the obs.
Where is Pirin Mtn? Do you have a lat. long. on this one?
There are several varieties applied to this species – in this case I will stick to a broader concept because many of the varieties do not establish particularly convincing concepts.D.