Observation 116487: Hericium alpestre Pers.

When: 2012-10-23

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.3312° 13.5227° 370m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_671/2012_IMG1824

Habitat: Maintenance depot of Bovec golf playground, flat terrain, ruderal place, north oriented side of a container for sand made of massive wooden beams already partly decomposed, fairly sunny place, humid air conditions, near Gljun stream, limestone bedrock, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 370 m (1.200 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: old treated beams of conifer wood, supposedly Abies alba, possibly also Picea abies, certainly not a broad leaved tree.

Place: Bovec basin, north side of Bovec golf playground, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: A rare find and in addition on a very unusual place. Two fruitbodies found, width up to 18 cm, spikes length 15 (20) mm, SP whitish, light beige (oac900-oac851), flesh whitish; taste mild, pleasant, mushroomy;

Enlisted in the Slovene Red List of rare and endangered species, marked by “R” representing a rare species.

Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A. Bernicchia & F. Padovan, Preliminary distributional data on Hericiaceae (Basidiomycetes) in Italy http://www.herbmedit.org/bocconea/5-853.pdf
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 2., Ulmer (2000), p 99.
(3) http://champignons.moselle.free.fr/... .
(4) http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=469436 .
(5) http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Hericium_flagellum.htm .
Based on microscopic features:
Spores finely warty, barely seen with my microscope. Dimensions: 5.5 (SD = 0.2) x 5.2 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 1.06 (SD = 0.05), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, oil, magnification 1.000 x, in water. Camera AmScope MA500.
Based on chemical features: Smell mild, mushroomy, taste mild, pleasant, mushroomy.

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