Observation 88042: Trametes gibbosa (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2012-02-13

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

46.32669° 13.52188°

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_596/2012_DSC2715

Habitat: Old alluvial terrace of River Soča, flat terrain, former pasture, now light bush land, calcareous ground, fairly sunny and warm, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 400 m (1.300 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: two stumps of a cut down small Fraxinus sp. (probably F. ornus) trees in initial stage of disintegration.

Place: Bovec basin, south of Bovec golf play ground, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing on two stumps, several large pilei of different age, pilei diameter up to 22 cm (8 inch), sterile surface white to beige, old caps overgrown with algae and mosses, context white, not zonate, pore surface white, light straw color on older pilei; SP faint, white. Pictures taken at below 0 deg C temperature and after a prolonged period of very cold weather (icy days with minimum temperatures -10 deg C (14 deg F)).

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

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Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 585.
(2) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei, Vol. 10., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 527.
(3) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 317.
(4) M.Bon, Pareys Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 318.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 4.4 (SD = 0.4) x 2.3 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 1.88 (SD = 0.21), n = 25. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. Congo red.

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