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Stropharia caerulea
Stropharia caerulea
Blue Roundhead
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 1214 1612 (2014-12-16)

Copyright © 2014 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Dec 7, 2014
  • latitude 46.36046   longitude 13.70276     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, next to Trenta 2b cottage, 'Na melu' place, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: modrikasta strniščnica - syn.: Stropharia cyanea (Bolt. Secr.) - Habitat: on northeast side of a cottage, 2.5 m away of the woodshed, ruderal calcareous ground with organic debris mainly wood chips, shallow skeletal soil sparsely covered by vegetation, Utrica dioica dominant, flat terrain, mostly in shade, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 600 m (1.970 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil with a lot of organic debris. - Comments: Growing in a group of three fruit bodies, pilei very slimy, diameter 4 - 6 cm, the largest 1.5 cm thick; stipe dry, 3.5 - 5 cm tall, diameter 1.4 - 1.7 cm; taste mild, pleasant, smell pleasant, mushroomy; trama of marble blue-white color; mycelium abundant, beige, root-like apparently interwoven with roots of a large Utrica dioica; SP abundant brown, oac638. - Spores smooth. Dimensions: 7,5 [8,3 ; 8,6] 9,5 x 4,5 [4,9 ; 5,1] 5,5 microns; Q = 1,5 [1,7] 1,9; N = 36; C = 95%; Me = 8,5 x 5 microns; Qe = 1,7. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water, live material. AmScope MA500 digital camera. - Herbarium: Mycotheca and lichen herbarium (LJU-Li) of Slovenian Forestry Institute, Večna pot 2, Ljubljana, Index Herbariorum LJF - Ref.: (1) J. reitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.4. Verlag Mykologia (2000), p 352. (2) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 110. 5 (3) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 248. (4) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 4., Ulmer (2001), p 409. (5) R. Lueder, Grundkurs Pilzbestimmung, Quelle & Meyer (2008), p 275. (6) M. Bon, Parey's Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 250.
  • camera   Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_853/2014_DSC5171
  • photo category: Fungi - fungi

  • common names   Blue Roundhead (photographer)
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