Observation 160747: Dichomitus campestris (Quél.) Domański & Orlicz

Code: Bot_785/2014_DSC0119

Habitat: Light mixed wood edge, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies, Ostrya carprinifolia, Fraxinus ornus, Corylus avellana dominant; modestly southeast inclined terrain; calcareous ground, overgrown old scree and rocks; relatively dry and warm place; mostly in shade; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 615 m (2.000 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: still standing dry branch of Corylus avellana still in bark and about 3.5 cm in diameter; sporocarp about 1 m (3 feet) above ground.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, east of ‘Na melu’ place, between villages Soča and Trenta, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: This quite rare Polyporaceae was growing solitary in a form of three ‘pilei-like’ clumps fused together, all three together measured 6 × 2.5 cm and were max 1 cm thick; flesh hard, brittle, fibrous; sporocarps photographed in still moist, apparently alive condition; but SP none – I have no good luck regarding spores with this species.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Recognized by sight: Black rim around pore surface composed of sterile, half-developped pores.
Used references: (1) L. Ryvarden, R.L. Gilbertson, European Polypores, Fungiflora, Vol.1. (1993), p 238.
(2) J. Breitenbach, F. Kraenzlin, Eds., Fungi of Switzerland, Vol.2. Verlag Mykologia (1984), p 282.
(3) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 608.
(4) R. Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 315.
(5) A. Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 201.
(6) Personal communication with Mr. Bojan Rot, www.gobenabovskem.com
Based on microscopic features: No spores, otherwise so hard that I don’t know how to make a usable slide.
Based on chemical features: Smell indistinctive; KOH 5% on trama chestnut brown, on pores surface weak darkening.

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