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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.

Ref.:
(1) Personal communication and identification Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.si.
(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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