Code: Bot_467/2010_IMG2973

Habitat: Mixed forest, Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies dominant trees; moderately inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect; calcareous ground; relatively warm place; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 5-7 deg C, elevation 930 m (3.050 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Bovec basin, southeast slopes of Mt. Kanin Mountain group, between the dirt road to station B of Kanin cable car and the forest road toward Mt. Kopa Mountain, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comment: Leucopaxillus gentianeus is a beautiful mushroom with its nicely brown, felted hut, however, with disgusting taste. Definitely not a candidate for culinary experiences! Three pilei were found; pilei diameter up to 10 cm; gills can be easily separated from trama as a separate layer; not discoloring brownish on handling (as some sources say); SP abundant, white.

Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5


Proposed Names

85% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot,
(2) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 206.
(3) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1995), p 218.
(4) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 3., Ulmer (2001), p 302.
(5) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 162.
(6) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 96.
(7) (accessed Nov.8. 2017)
(8) (accessed Nov.8. 2017)
Based on microscopic features: Spores minutely warty (barely visible with my equipment and in water). Dimensions: (5.2) 5.5 – 6.3 (7) x (4.1) 4.3 – 5.1 (5.6) microns; Q = (1.1) 1.14 – 1.4 (1.5); N = 30; Me = 5.9 × 4.8 microns; Qe = 1.2. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil; in water, fresh material. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Smell mild, indistinctive, somewhat mushroomy or mealy; taste much unpleasant, bitter, jerked, or on some chemistry, persistent.

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