Lepiota carpatica (M.M. Moser) M.M. Moser
Echinoderma carpaticum (M.M. Moser) E. Horak
Morphological and phylogenetic analyses (Saar & al. 2016) confirmed that this taxon is a member of the genus Cystoderma.
Cystoderma carpaticum is a very rare species confined to old-growth beech forests (pure or mixed with fir and spruce). It is known with certainty from only four sites in two countries in Europe (Poland and Croatia). Old growth beech forests are endangered habitat throughout most of Europe, even in National parks (e.g. Romania).
The species is known only from two close sites in Poland and two sites in Croatia. Two collections (from Austria and Czech Republic) identified as C. carpaticum revealed to be C. subvinaceum A.H. Sm. (Saar & al. 2016). Potentially found in Slovakia in Prešov Self-Governing Region, but a voucher specimen could not be located to confirm this record .
On strongly rotten Fagus sylvatica L. wood. It has been found in secondary virgin forests of F. sylvatica (Croatia and Poland) and F. sylvatica, Abies alba and Picea abies (Croatia).
Kujawa, A., Szczepkowski, A., Gierczyk, B., Ślusarczyk, T., Chachuła, P. & Karasiński, D. (2016) Grzyby wielkoowocnikowe w Bieszczadzkim Parku Narodowym [Macromycetes of Bieszczady National Park] In: Górecki, A. & Zemanek, B. (Eds.) Bieszczadzki Park Narodowy – 40 lat ochrony. Bieszczadzki Park Narodowy, Poland, pp. 199–210.
Moser, M.M. (1979) Über einige neue oder seltene Agaricales-Arten aus dem Pieniny und aus Biesczciade, Polen. Beihefte zur Sydowia 8: 268–275.
Saar, I., Mešić, A.,Tkalčec, Z., Peintner, U., Kušan, I. (2016) Cystoderma carpaticum (Basidiomycota, Agaricales), a rare fungus newly recorded from Croatia. Phytotaxa. 269: 21-32.