Code: Bot_1090/2017_DSC9185

Habitat: moderately inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect; mixed wood edge, under Ostrya carpinifolia and Picea abies; calcareous ground; dry place, mostly in shade; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 640 m (2.100 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: in moss over forest soil, also on a thin moss layer over rock.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, right bank of river Soča; next to the trail from abandoned farm house Strgulc, Soča 48 to Planina Na skalah, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comment: Growing in groups of several fruitbodies and solitary; more than 20 pilei altogether; cap diameter 4.5 – 8 cm, pilei trama up to 10 mm thick, gills layer up to 3.5 mm thick; gills crowded, up to 130 gills per 3600 were counted; gills layer can be easily separated from trama; bruising brown-red when handled; cutis strong, easily pealing; stipes up to 6.5 cm long with diameter up to 16 mm; longitudinally fibrous, not hollow, tapering toward the base; picked mushrooms turn entirely to brown-reddish with time; SP ochre-brown, oac817.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Sony ILCE6000 / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm/ f4

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92% (2)
Recognized by sight: Very dense, narrow, decurent gills easily separated from trama and inrolled hut.
Used references: (1) Personal communication (Ided by) Mr. Bojan Rot,
(2) (accessed Sept. 22. 2017)
(3) (accessed Sept. 22. 2017)
(4) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1991), p 92.
(5) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 2., Ulmer (2000), p 343.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth with one guttule. Dimensions: (7.5) 7.8 – 8.9 (9.2) x (5.5) 5.6 – 6.4 (6.6) microns; Q = (1.2) 1.3 – 1.47 (1.5); N = 35, Me = 8.4 × 6 microns; Qe = 1.4. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil in water; fresh material. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Smell mushroomy, on soil, quite strong; taste mild mushroomy.

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By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2017-09-25 12:16:05 PDT (-0700)

that would be a nice feeling, Danny!

amadej makes everything beautiful!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-09-25 10:02:20 PDT (-0700)
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2017-09-25 08:09:44 PDT (-0700)
I am glad you like it.
By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2017-09-25 04:40:53 PDT (-0700)

I never thought of Paxillus involutus as pretty, nice job!