Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]
46.3595° 13.7042° 560m
Code: Bot_784/2014_DSC0038 and Bot_786/2014_DSC0132
Habitat: alpine valley, an opening in mixed forest with predominantly Fagus sylvatica followed by Picea abies; modestly inclined southeast oriented mountain slope, overgrown calcareous ground composed of scree, rocks and boulders; mostly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 560 m (1.950 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: cut down trunk of Fagus sylvatica lying on ground, in its late desinitial phase of integration; the trunk was massively infected also with Trametes hirsutum.
Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, right bank of river Soča, near ‘Na melu’ place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.
Comments: fruit body mostly resupinated but also effused-reflexed; very large, about 1.5 m x 20 cm, about 2-3 mm thick, context thinner than pore layer; small ‘pilei’ up to 8(12) mm off the substrate; hymenophore with initially distinctly irregular angular, almost labyrinthine pores soon becomes irpiciform to hydnoid (compare Figs. 8. and 10.); SP abundant, white-yellowish with a slight green tint, oac014. No hypha clamps have been observed. All observed traits fit well to expectations for Irpex lacteus except cystidia. The fact that I haven’t found conspicuously encrusted cystidia puzzles me.
Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5
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