Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]
46.3614° 13.7009° 630m
Habitat: mixed wood, Picea abies and Fagus sylvatica dominant; moderately southeast inclined foot of a mountain; rather dry place, in shade; shallow, skeletal, calcareous ground, old overgrown scree slope; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 630 m (2.070 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.
Substratum: Picea abies stump in its final stage of disintegration.
Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, right bank of river Soča, above ‘Na melu’ place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC
Comments: Tapinella atrotomentosa is a cosmopolitan, relatively common species. Yet it is not frequently seen in my region. It is a striking, interesting mushroom with its large, mostly dark brown, velvety pileus and primarily by its thick, almost black and coarsely velvety stipe. Latin word ‘atrotomentosus’ translates to “black-haired”. Nothing similar exists in our woods, therefore determination isn’t difficult. In this observation it was growing solitary; pileus dimensions 16 × 12 cm, stipe 5 cm long and 3 cm thick; flesh thick, brittle; SP light-ocher, oac814.
Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
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