Code: Bot_765/2013_DSC8975

Habitat: Young mixed forest, former pasture, flat terrain, calcareous ground, in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 600 m (2.000 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: dead but still standing branch of Tilia sp.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, ‘Na Melu’ place, east of Trenta 2b cottage, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Very common species here around; growing effuse-reflex along a length of about 60 cm in several patches up to 4 cm wide; flesh thin (less than 0.5 mm), leathery; with several small downy pilei of a few mm width; SP abundant, white, oac900.

Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8

Proposed Names

94% (3)
Recognized by sight: Hymenium like a net.
Used references: (1) G.J. Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 260.
(2) A. Bernicchia, S.P. Gorjon, Cortitiaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei Vol.12., Edizioni Candusso (2010), pp 192.
(3) S. Buczacki, Collins Fungi Guide, Collins (2012), p 540.
(4) I.V. Zmitrovich, W.A. Spirin, S.P. Wasser, Variability of Byssomerulius corium in the Mediterranean. Mycotaxon (2006). 97:83-90, cited by Mycobank
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 7.2(SD= 0.4) x 3.4 (SD= 0.3) μ, Q= 2.15 (SD= 0.17), n= 30. Olympus CH20 NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.

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