Code: Bot_556/2011_IMG6787

Habitat: Broadleaf wood edge, in marsh ticket, flat terrain, flysh bedrock, in half shade, very humid place, exposed to precipitations, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 450 m (1.500 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: Slightly rotten log of a cut down large broadleaf tree, most probably Salix sp..On ground,still in bark.

Place: Bovec basin, east of a small marsh near Mala vas settlement, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Several conks on this log, all apparently young, approximate dimensions: length 12 cm, width 7 cm, thickness 3 cm, flesh corky yet still dump, upper cortex thickness about 0.5 mm, SP at home faint of unrecognizable color but abundant at the original place (see picture), instantly bruising brown.

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

Species Lists


Spore deposit abundant, red-brown.
Spore dimensions comparison between G. australe and G. applanatum.
Left side: bruising brown.

Proposed Names

77% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 232.
(2) .
(3) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Baden-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 419.
(4) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 306.
(5) .
Based on microscopic features: Spores finely ornamented. Dimensions: 8.5 (SD = 0.6) x 5.6 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.52 (SD = 0.12), n = 28. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Smell pleasant mushroomy.

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somewhere in between
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2011-10-08 14:21:09 CDT (-0500)

I would say: somewhere in between. The willow (if it was a willow? – I have a picture of its bark and will ask local foresters. Hope they will confirm my guess.) had about 3/4 m (2.4 feet) in diameter and was certainly a big tree for local circumstances. The conks were all young, still growing.

Thank you and to ‘ndoll’ for kind words.

either that willow was huge…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-10-07 11:48:00 CDT (-0500)

or these Ganoderma were small!

very nice documentation AND a back-up specimen. no arguments on this ID! ;)

Excellent report!
By: ndoll
2011-10-07 10:45:28 CDT (-0500)

Excellent report!