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Mycetinis alliaceus (Jacq.) Earle ex A.W. Wilson & Desjardin, syn.: Agaricus alliaceus Jacq.,
Chamaeceras alliaceus (Jacq.) Kuntze, Marasmius alliaceus (Jacq.: Fr.) Fr.
Garlic Parachute, DE: Langstieliger Knoblauchschwindling, Seitenstieliger Knoblauchschwindling
Slo.: vitkobetna sehlica, lukova sehlica

Dat.: July 27. 2011
Lat.: 46.41000 Long.: 13.75001
Code: Bot_535/2011_DSC8663

Habitat: mixed mountain forest, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies dominant trees; steep mountain slope, southwest aspect; calcareous ground; in half shade; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 3-5 deg C, elevation 1.230 m (4.040 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil and fallen Fagus sylvatica leaves.

Place: Upper Trenta valley, southwest of Vršič pass, above 33rd switchback of Vršič alpine road, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

Comments: Mycetinis alliaceus is easy to recognize by its very slender growth, surprisingly tough and pliant stipe and, before all, strong smell on onions/garlic. It is a quite common species in Trenta valley and also easy to spot. Growing solitary. SP abundant, white.

Spores smooth. Dimensions: 8.8 [10.1 ; 10.6] 11.8 x 5.8 [6.7 ; 7] 7.9 microns; Q = 1.3 [1.5] 1.7; N = 35; C = 95%; Me = 10.3 x 6.8 microns; Qe = 1.5. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water, fresh material. AmScope MA500 digital camera.

(1) Personal communication and identification Mr. Bojan Rot,
(2) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.3. Verlag Mykologia (1991), p 232.
(3) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 3., Ulmer (2001), p 341.
(4) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 174.
(5) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 119.

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