Observation 154343: Thelephora caryophyllea (Schaeff.) Pers.
When: 2013-10-15
(46.3622° 13.7015° 640m)

Notes: Code: Bot_761/2013_DSC8741

Habitat: mixed wood edge, dominant Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica, at the foot of mountain scree slope overgrown with moss, lichens, grasses and small trees; calcareous ground; shallow, nutrients poor soil layer over rocks and coarse scree; limestone bedrock; under a young Picea abies; half shade and relatively warm southeast oriented place, exposed to direct rain; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 640 m (2.100 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: soil pockets with wood debris among rocks overgrown with moss.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, north of ‘Na Melu’ place, west of abandoned farmhouse ‘Koc’, Trenta 3, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary with a few sporocarps; diameter about 1.5 cm and about 2 cm high; flesh somewhat brittle and fibrous, SP faint, brown, oac832(?).

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1., Ulmer (2000), p394. 6.5-8/5-7
(2) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p580. 5-7/4-6
(3) W. Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland, Vol.1, Niedere Pflanzen, Elsevier, 3.Auflage, (1994), p348.8-10/6-7
(4) E. Angus, B. Source, TheThelephoraceae of North America. I, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Vol. 1, No. 2 (1914), p185.7-8/6
(5) E.J.H. Corner, A monograph of Thelephora (Basidiomycetes), Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia (1968), Vol. 27, p1, available at http://www.mycobank.org/... 6.5-8.5 × 5-7 µm
(6) M.B. Ellis, J.P. Ellis, Fungi Without Gills (Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes): An Identification Handbook, Science, Springer (1990), p188. 7-8.5/5-7
(7) http://www.mycoquebec.org/... × 5-6,5
Based on microscopic features: Spores irregularly elliptic and tuberculate. Dimensions: 7.9 (SD = 0.3) x 6.2 (SD = 0.4) micr., Q = 1.28 (SD = 0.11), n = 30. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.
Based on chemical features: Taste and smell indistinctive.

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