Observation 62720: Phellinus pomaceus (Pers.) Maire

When: 2011-01-19

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

46.35046° 13.68248°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_481/2011_IMG3452

Habitat: Very old (mini)orchard with almost dead fruit trees near a long time abandoned farm house, flat terrain, calcareous ground, sunny and warm place, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 5-7 deg C, elevation 900 m (3.000 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: very old Prunus insititia, several small trees.

Place: Lemovje place, Črnela farm house, south slopes of Mt. Bavški Grintavec, 2.347 m (7.698 feet), above village Soča, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary and in groups, pileus width up to 6 cm (2.3 inch), flesh hard and corky. Young fruitbodies orange brown, old one almost black and cracked above. SP very faint, possibly light ocher?

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

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 438.
(2) http://www.ambmuggia.it/... .
(3) http://www.eau.ee/~agronomy/vol04Spec/p4S48.pdf .
(4) http://www.grzyby.pl/gatunki/Phellinus_pomaceus.htm .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: Smooth 6.1 (SD = 0.3) x 4.7 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.32 (SD = 0.08), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

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I guess
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-01-23 07:53:26 PST (-0800)

there are different interpretations of the nomenclatoric rules..

In Scandinavia, we used pomaceus earlier, but have recently changed to tuberculosus in the official checklist. Very strange that it’s MycoBank’s opinion too, since they tell us that the first use of the name (1790) is considered illegitimate. P. pomaceus is OK with me :-)

proper name
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2011-01-23 07:36:33 PST (-0800)

Me even less, Irene. Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l. (2005) is considered as a reference book, if I am not wrong. He has P.tuberculosis. Our Slovenian check list (Poler (1998)) the same. However Index Fungorum has P. pomaceus as the valid name. Our mycologists are preparing a new Slovenian check list and I was told they will strictly follow Index Fungorum. So, let’s be P. pomaceus.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-01-23 05:41:17 PST (-0800)

P. pomaceus and tuberculosus are synonyms, but which name is correct?
I have no idea, there are different opinions..

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