Code: Bot_1093/2017_DSC9461

Habitat: forest edge; growing in it under dense Picea abies canopies and outside of it on alpine pasture; calcareous, old alluvial ground; almost flat terrain; in shade and on almost full sun (more orange pilei); protected by tree canopies and exposed to precipitations; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 4 – 6 deg C, elevation 960 m (3.150 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil.

Place: Zadnja Trenta valley, about 50 m southwest of the terminal parking place of the dirt road to Zapodn place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comments: There were more than 70 pilei in a circle of about 6 m radius: from already decayed ones to barely appearing white/red ‘eggs’ still mostly hidden in grass or under fallen (Norway) spruce needles. Good we are in the era of digital photography; otherwise the cost of the film spent would be serious!

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


Growing in grass, almost full sun.

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Recognized by sight: Signal-red color with white veil remnants.
Used references: (1) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.4. Verlag Mykologia (1995), p 150.
(2) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 296.
(3) R. Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 305.

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