Observation 21756: Endocarpon pulvinatum Th. Fr.
When: 2009-03-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Determination highly uncertain. Based on field characters only. E. pulvinatum is not mentioned in U. Suppan, J. Pruegger, and H. Mayrhofer, The Catalogue of the lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Slovenia, Lichen biodiversity in Slovenia (2000), Uni. Graz, (http://members.chello.at/johannes.pruegger/uni/slovenia/ ).

Lat.: 46.30095 Long.: 13.49621
Code: Bot_325/2009-6678

Habitat: Scree slopes with boulders under southwest slopes of a mountain, fully exposed to sun, partly protected against direct rain, precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 400 m (1.300 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: calcareous boulder, in a crevice, vertically oriented.

Place: SW slopes of Mt. Polovnik ridge, left bank of river Soča, downstream of village Log Čezsoški, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Description: Squamules from concave elliptic to almost round in cross-section, mostly the broadest in the upper part, all around with a thin, dark, almost black, quite hard cortex and a thin but distinct, vivid green, alga layer beneath. Inside is filled with a whitish, rather loose net of hyphae fibers. Peritecia mouths can not be seen by 10x magnifier.
Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Downstream of village Log Čezsoški, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC’ to ‘Downstream of village Log Čezsoški, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia’

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Used references: I.Brodo, S.Sharnoff, S.Sharnoff, Lichens of North America, Yale Uni. Press (2001), p308.

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