Code: Bot_463/2010_IMG2681

Habitat: Young open mixed forest, predominately Picea abies, some Pinus.sp and Fagus sylvatica; grassy and mossy ground, quite humid place, in half shade, no sun during winter months; nearly flat calcareous terrain; average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 830 m (2.700 feet); alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil next to roots of Picea abies.

Place: Zadnjica valley, lower Stružnik place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary, pileus diameter ~11 cm (4 inch); SP white.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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One cap with four stalks or four perfectly fused caps?
Four stalks and apparently one cap!

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 312.
(2) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 1046.
(3) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 628.
(5) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot, .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: warty, 4.0 (SD = 0.3) x 3.8 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.05 (SD = 0.05), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Taste mild, smell aromatic, spicy.

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