Observation 196972: Fuligo septica (L.) F.H. Wigg.
When: 2014-07-21
(46.3611° 13.7012° 630m)

Notes: Dat.: July 21. 2014
Code: Bot_815/2014_DSC2009
Picture file names: from Fuligo-septica_raw_13.xxx to Fuligo-septica_raw_16.xxx
Dat.: July 23. 2014
Code: Bot_816/2014_DSC2074
Picture file names: from Fuligo-septica_raw_17.xxx to Fuligo-septica_raw_19.xxx
Dat.: Aug. 11. 2014
Code: Bot_823/2014_DSC2793
Picture file names: Fuligo-septica_raw_20.xxx.

Habitat: old partly tree overgrown pasture, near mixed wood edge; moderately southeast inclined foot of an old overgrown scree slope; open, dry, sunny place; shallow, skeletal, calcareous ground, 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: a 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.
Comment: Cushion-shaped aethalium measured approximately 14 × 5 cm and was about 3 cm thick.

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

Species Lists

Images

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The aethalium picture taken on July 21. 2014.
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The aethalium picture taken on July 21. 2014.
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Habitat. The aethalium picture taken on July 21. 2014.
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The aethalium picture taken on July 21. 2014.
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The aethalium after two days
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The aethalium after two days
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The aethalium after two days
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The aethalium after 21 days after first photographing.
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Spores at magnification 1000×. Sample taken on July 23. 2014.
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Spore statistics and comparison with data from literature.
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Hypothallus at magnification 100×.
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Capillitium with characteristic nodes at magnification 400×.

Proposed Names

91% (2)
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/... 6-9
(4) M. Poulain, M. Meyer, J. Bozzonet, Les Myxomycetes, FMBDS (2011), Vol.1., p128; Vol.2., p168.
Based on microscopic features: Spores are minutely warty and globose to subglobose. Dimensions: 8 [8,4 ; 8,7] 9,1 × 7,4 [8 ; 8,2] 8,7 microns; Q = [1 ; 1,07] 1,1; N = 25; C = 95%; Me = 8,5 × 8,1 microns; Qe = 1,05. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil (spores), NEA 40x/0.65, magnification 400x (capillitium), NEA 10x/0.25, magnification 100x (hypothallus); in water, living material. AmScope MA500 digital camera. Spore sample taken on July 23. 2014.

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By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2015-01-24 13:44:36 PST (-0800)

I am glad I helped you and at the same time I hope I am right in my determination. I am also only an avid amateur.

What a thoroughly documented observation
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-01-24 10:48:47 PST (-0800)

Your photos and documentation for this observation were immensely helpful in reassuring me that I had made an accurate ID of the same species found in my yard last fall. Well done!

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