Observation 88414: Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Wulfen) P. Karst.

When: 2011-11-27

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

46.33124°N 13.58045°E

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

Specimen available

Code: Bot_578/2011_DSC1452

Habitat: Soča river shore, a man made cut in the mixed forest made after a windbreak, south oriented slope, calcareous ground (conglomerate), humid air but sunny and warm place, 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: Downed Picea abies stump in its initial stage of disintegration.

Place: Bovec basin, right bank of river Soča near Jablenca settlement, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in groups on many Picea abies stumps in the vicinity, many species; pileus diameter up to 5 cm (2 inch). Cups zonate from red-brown (oac637), to brown, blackish, with orange-brown (oac761) to yellowish (oac810) edge, ‘gils’ yellowish-brown (oac755), flesh brown (oac740); trama about 2 mm thick and ‘gils’ layer up to 3 mm. SP white.

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

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94% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei, Vol. 10., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 247.
(2) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 527.
(3) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 314.
(4) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 590.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth, cylindrical. Dimesions: 9.6 (SD = 0.7) x 3.6 (SD = 0.4) micr., Q = 2.68.(SD = 0.25), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Smell mild, on leather.

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Indeed it was a nice fund.
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2012-03-03 03:52:45 CST (-0500)

Thank you Tim. There were so many beautifully developed pilei on almost every Picea abies stump. Seems that windbreak and following cleaning up of the region by foresters temporally created very good conditions for this species (large number of stumps of equal age).

Nice observation!
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2012-03-01 15:39:15 CST (-0500)

Great job!

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