Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]
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
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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.
or these Ganoderma were small!
very nice documentation AND a back-up specimen. no arguments on this ID! ;)