Observation 22475: Cribraria vulgaris

When: 2009-06-15

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

46.3351° 13.5301° 450m

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Comment: My initial tentative determination in 2009 Cribraria intricata was wrong. Based on new literature I’ve obtained the best fit seems to be Cibraria vulgaris. Fitting dimensions of sporocarps, distinct, well defined cup-shaped calyculus with irregular teeth, density of peridium mesh, color of sporangia and stalk tapering upwards, substratum and large colony speak in favor of this determination. Species has been already found in Slovenia (Ref.4) contrary to Cribraria intricata. However, determination with certainty would still require microscopic verification of traits. Unfortunately this hasn’t been done.

Lat.: 46.33506 Long.: 13.53008
Code: Bot_356/2009-DSC0347

Habitat: mixed wood in a mountain ravine, moderately inclined mountain slope, southwest aspect; cretaceous clastic rock (flysh); protected from direct rain by trees canopies and tall herbs, in shade, very humid place; precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, altitude 450 m (1.500 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: fallen, debarked and completely rotten deciduous tree trunk, under tall herbs.

Place: West of Bovec, near the trail to Plužna village, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D70 / Nikorr Micro 105mm/f2.8

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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Used references: S,L.Stephenson and H.Stempen, Myxomycetes, A handbook of Slime molds, Timber Press (2000), p 103.
61% (2)
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Used references: (1) B. Ing, The Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland,The Richmond Publ. Co.Ltd, (1999), p 103
(2) S.L.Stephenson and H.Stempen, Myxomycetes, Timber Press Inc.(2000), p 80.
(3) M. Poulain, M. Meyer, J. Borronet, Les Myxomycetes, FMBDS (2011), Vol.1., p 307; Vol.2. p 19.
(4) S. Behrič, Raznolikost Pravih Sluzavk (Myxomycetes) v okolici Mengeša, (in Slovene) (True Slime Molds (Myxomicetes) Diversity in Vicinity of Mengeš) (in Slovene), Graduation Thesis, University Studies, University in Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Biology department (2015), p70.
(5) http://www.br.fgov.be/...
(6) http://www.micobotanicajaen.com/...

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Fits well
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-06-11 11:06:44 CDT (-0400)

to Cribraria intricata Schrader according to my new book about Myxomycetes (frequently nodding stalked sporangia, their color and dimensions, furrowed, brown, tapering upward stalk, a distinct calyculus and above all – “…perhaps the most common large Cribraria”).

wow. amazing when the photo is enlarged! like tiny caramel apples…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-06-24 13:11:49 CDT (-0400)

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