Observation 224320: Schizophyllum commune Fr.

When: 2014-02-20

Collection location: Lower Trenta Valley, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.359° 13.7007° 590m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Code: Bot_783/2014_DSC9949
Picture file names: from Schizophyllum-commune_raw_10 to Schizophyllum-commune_raw_14.

Habitat: mixed wood, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies, Ostrya carpinifolia, Fraxinus ornus, Fraxinus excelsior dominant trees; moderately inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect, calcareous, stony ground; relatively warm place; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7 – 9 deg C, elevation 590 m (1.950 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: dead Fagus sylvatica branch still in bark lying on ground.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, right bank of river Soča, between cottage Trenta 2b and abandoned farmhouse Strgulc, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC.

The species is easy to recognize. It has uniquely split ‘gills’ (actually side walls of radially arranged cyphelloid fruit bodies). Literature states the color of its pilei as white, whitish and gray (when wet) to pale ocher. The pilei of this find were of delicate colors and much nicer than usually! Growing in a group of several fruit bodies.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Split gills.
Used references: (1) M. Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 320.
(2) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 268.
(3) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 1., Ulmer (2000), p 412.
(4) R.M. Daehncke, 1200 Pilze in Farbfotos, AT Verlag (2009), p 1006.
(5) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 476.

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