Observation 75740: Skeletocutis nivea (Jungh.) Jean Keller
When: 2011-09-06
(46.33559° 13.54218° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Syn: Incrustoporia nivea (Jungh.) Ryvarden, Norw.J.Bot.19:232, 1972, Incrustoporia semipileata (Peck) Donk 1971

Code: Bot_548/2011_DSC9350

Habitat: Mixed wood, predominantly broad leaved trees and bushes, flat terrain,
in shade, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, quite humid place, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 440 m (1.450 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: Dead Corylus avelana branch lying on ground, partly rotten but still in bark, about 4 cm in diameter.

Place: Bovec basin, west of Jezerca place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary. Young specimen, pileus length about 5 cm (2 inches), flesh leathery, SP faint, may be whitish? Pileus when found completely snow white, after two days (when photographed) somewhat beige. Extremely dense and small pores up to 12 pores/mm.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 315.
(2) http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=323593
(3) http://www.funghiitaliani.it/index.php?showtopic=39403
(4) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 510.
Based on microscopic features: Spore smooth, very small; hence measurements unreliable (with my equipment). Dimensions: 3.4 (SD = 0.4) x 0.7 (SD = 0.1) micr., Q = 5.43 (SD = 1.15), n = 22. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Quite strong ‘mushroomy’ smell.

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