Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]
46.3603° 13.7029° 600m
Habitat: Young mixed forest, Picea abies, Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus ornus, Prunus avium, Corylus avellana, former pasture; almost flat terrain, calcareous ground, in shade, humid place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 600 m (2.000feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: underside of a dead branch of Fagus sylvatica laying on ground; growing on bark, on the inner side of almost fallen off bark as well as directly on debarked wood.
Place: Lower Trenta valley, east of cottage Trenta 2b, right bank of river Soča, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
Comments: Terana caerulea (some sources write it T. coerulea?) is a fascinating fungus! Easy to recognize by its unmistakably iridescent and saturated bluish color. Growing in several patches along 50 cm length of the branch. Patches up to 4 cm wide. Flesh rubbery, quite strong and firmly attached to the substrate. SP very faint, whitish?, accurate color undistinguishable.
Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
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