Observation 86574: Lentinellus ursinus (Fr.) Kühner var. ursinus
When: 2012-01-09
(46.33606° 13.56846° )
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Code: Bot_589/2012_DSC2315

Habitat: Mixed, predominantly hardwood woodland, nearly flat terrain, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh), partly protected from direct rain by trees canopies, in shade, precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 490 m (1.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: rotten (almost in the final stage) branch of a broad leaved (possibly Fagus sylvatica) tree, lying on ground, fully covered with mosses.

Place: Bovec basin, East part, Humčič hill, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in groups, pileus across up to 3,5 cm (1.5 inch). SP whitish with yellow tint (oac815), abundant. Caps brown with red tint (oac700), tomentose part dark brown (oac734), gills light brown-gray (oac702), lighter than the caps. Pore layer concolorous with pore surface.

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

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76% (2)
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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 3, Ulmer (2001), p 9 .
(2) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 124.
(3) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 144.
(4) http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lentinellus_ursinus.html .
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions: 4.1 (SD = 0.3) x 3.4 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 1.22 (SD = 0.07), n = 30. Spores should be minutely spiny but I can’t see these spikes.
Based on chemical features: Taste unpleasant and smell indistinctive.

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