Observation 33395: Lactarius pallidus Pers.

When: 2009-10-10

Collection location: Učja Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Lat.: 46.30088 Long.: 13.41864
Code: Bot_390/2009-6166

Habitat: Steep mixed wood, predominantly Fagus sylvatica, north oriented, relatively cool place, in shade, protected from direct rain by tree canopies, locally flat calcareous ground covered with a thick layer of dead Fagus sylvatica leaves, average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 800 m (2.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil covered with a thick layer of dead leaves.

Place: North slopes of Mt. Kobariški Stol ridge, north of Mt. Gabrovec, 1,630 m (5.348 feet), Učja valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D70 / AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm/f3.5-4.5G ED / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:03 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Učja valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘Učja Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’

Species Lists


Motic B1-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

Proposed Names

74% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Spore print creamy/light ocher with a slight pink tint.
Used references: (1) G. Pace, Vse o gobah (in Slovene), Mladinska Knjiga (1997), p193
(2) M.Bon, Pareys Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 84
(3) R.M.Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 961
(4) http://www.mycokey.com/...
(5) http://www.first-nature.com/...
(6) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactarius_pallidus
(7) http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/...
(8) http://www.ambmuggia.it/forum/index.php?showtopic=5543
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 7,9 (SD=0,8) x 6,3 (SD=0,5) micr., Q=1,3 (SD=0,09), n=30.
Based on chemical features: Smell indistinctive “mushroomy”.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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I’m glad that my efforts are of some use.
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-02-11 03:49:22 CST (-0500)

I’m glad that my efforts are of some use. Thank you. But, please, be careful with my determinations. I am a mushroom newbie and cannot take responsibility for them. From my experience with higher plants I know one can certain in a determination of a species only after long time field experience and several encounters with that species. And, based on my present limited knowledge, I realize that this is much truer with mushrooms than with higher plants.

I second
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2010-02-10 11:41:45 CST (-0500)

… the thanks expressed below and wanted to say that your excellent photos and documentation are serving as the source of inspiration for several new Wikipedia articles I’m working on.

I’m glad you like it. Thanks.
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-02-10 06:44:17 CST (-0500)
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-02-10 03:49:14 CST (-0500)

Thanks for sharing this excellent observation and documentation Amadej.

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