Observation 174577: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.
When: 2014-07-18
(46.3611° 13.7012° 630m)

Notes: Code: Bot_814/2014_DSC1863

Habitat: old partly overgrown pasture, near mixed wood edge, moderately southeast inclined foot of a mountain; open, dry, sunny place; shallow, skeletal, calcareous ground, old overgrown scree slope; exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 630 m (2.070 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: stump of Picea abies cut down three years ago.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, upper part of ‘Na melu’ place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: It is interesting to follow how aethalium was developing and decaying over almost one month period. ‘Fibrous’ layer called hypothallus is seen on picture 3. Cushion-shaped aethalium measured approximately 12 × 4 cm and was about 2 cm thick (when first photographed). I found six such aethalia this day on three stumps in only a few meters distance.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5.

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Images

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The first aethalium picture taken on July 18.
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The first aethalium picture taken on July 18.
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The first aethalium picture taken on July 18.
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Aethalium surface. The first aethalium picture taken on July 18.
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Habitat. The first aethalium picture taken on July 18.
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The same aethalium three days after first photographing.
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The same aethalium three days after first photographing.
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The same aethalium three days after first photographing.
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The aethalium five days after first photographing
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The aethalium five days after first photographing.
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The aethalium five days after first photographing.
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The aethalium 24 days after first photographing.

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) B. Ing, The Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland, The Richmond Publ. Co.Ltd, (1999), p 246.
(2) S.L.Stephenson and H.Stempen, Myxomycetes, Timber Press Inc.(2000), p 123.
(3) http://www.hiddenforest.co.nz/...

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