Code: Bot_546/2011_DSC9230

Habitat: Dry and nutrient poor pasture, slightly southeast inclined mountain slope, shallow soil layer over well settled scree, calcareous ground, dry and sunny place, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 620 m (2.000 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: Completely rotten and moss covered stump of a small Picea abies. North side of the stump.

Place: Lower Trenta valley, upper part of “Na Melu” place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Photographed in a complete dry state, hence so red-orange. Growing solitary. Flesh hard in dry state. SP yellowish-white. 1-septate mature spores haven’t been observed??

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

Species Lists


Color of the same fruitbody in moist state.

Proposed Names

85% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 350.
(2) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 674.
(3) M.Bon, Parey’s Buch der Pilze, Kosmos (2005), p 324.
Based on microscopic features: Spores smooth. Dimensions: 9.9 (SD = 0.7) x 4.1 (SD =0.3) micr., Q = 2.44 (SD = 0.14), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.

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