Observation 45722: Gymnopus aquosus (Bull.) Antonín & Noordel.

When: 2010-05-16

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Spore print white.
Lat.: 46.33513 Long.: 13.52869
Code: Bot_418/2010-2199

Habitat: Mixed woodland, under young Picea abies, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh), protected from direct rain by tree canopies, in shade, quite humid place, average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 460 m (1.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil and/or a thick layer of rotten leaves.

Place: West of Bovec, near the trail to Plužna village, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:38 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘West of Bovec, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘West of Bovec, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’

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Motic B2-211, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

Proposed Names

46% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) Determination Mr. Bojan Rot, Bovec, http://www.gobenabovskem.si/
(2) M.Bon, Pareys Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 178.
(3) Lueder, Grundkurs Pilybestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p230.
(4) R.M.Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 320.
(5) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 215.
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 5.9 (SD=0.3) x 3.2 (SD=0.2) micr., Q=1,8 (SD=0.14), n=30.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell ‘mushroomy’, not strong.
91% (2)
Recognized by sight: This looks like a typical Gymnopus aquosus, with a yellowish to pale buff coloured cap, fading to white – and a swollen stem base (seen in the first picture). Perhaps not a very well known member of the dryophilus group.

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Thank you
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-05-24 16:15:04 AEST (+1000)

Thank you both for your help and determination. Here is a link which shows fruitbodies of G. aquosus strikingly similar to my pictures.


Very pale colors
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-05-23 01:16:36 AEST (+1000)

Even the small ones. I think this might be another Gymnopus. Good photos and detail.

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