Observation 85468: Dichomitus campestris (Quél.) Domański & Orlicz
When: 2011-12-31
(46.35079° 13.56259° )
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Code: Bot_ 585/2011_DSC2076

Habitat: Steep mountain slope, south oriented, thermophilic hardwood forest, Fagus sylvatica, Ostrya carpinifolia, Corylus avellana, Pinus rubra; warm and dry place, calcareous rocky ground, partly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 810 m (2.650 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: still standing, dead trunk of Corylus avellana, still in bark, 6.5 cm (2.5 inch) in diameter, in initial stage of disintegration.

Place: Bovec basin, below Mt. Čukla, 1.767 m (5.798 feet), above Plajerjeva skala (Plajer’s rock) place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Photography and description in dry state. Growing solitary about 1.5 m (5 feet) above ground. Sporocarp dimensions: 11 × 6,5 cm (4.5 × 2.5 inch), 11 mm (7/16 inch) thick; perennial fruitbody with 5-6 pore layers 1 – 1.5 mm thick each, subiculum 1-2 mm thick; flesh very hard, very difficult to separate from the wood; (sterile) pore surface at the edges of the fruitbody black (oac908), reddish-ocher-brown (oac708), trama wood color (oac807). SP none.

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

-14% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Link=T&Rec=459442 .
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 608.
(3) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 315. 9-12.5/3-5
(4) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 201.
Based on chemical features: KOH 5% on trama distinctive, chestnut brown, on pores surface almost none. Smell indistinctive.

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