Code: Bot_587/2012_DSC2128

Habitat: South inclined mountain slope, broadleaf forest, calcareous ground, quite humid but relatively warm place, mostly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 540 m (1.750 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: dead, hanging (not lying on ground), thick branch of Corylus avellana; Tremella mesenterica and Panellus stipticus also present.

Place: Bovec basin, at the foot of Mt. Čukla, below Ravni Laz place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in group of several pilei. Pileus across up to 5.5 cm (2.2 inch) by 4.3 cm (1.7 inch) and up to 15 mm thick (0.7 inch). Smell faint, unpleasant, acid, taste indistinctive. Flesh soft, leathery, and bendable. SP whitish, faint. Cups zonate, beige/ pail brown (oac 777), with somewhat darker brownish strips (oac748) and white margin, hymenium whitish-light ocher (oac857).

Spore dimensions: 6.6 (SD = 0.5) x 2.6 (SD = 0.2) micr., Q = 2.6 (SD = 0.22), n = 30.

(1) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1., Ulmer (2000), p 588.
(2) A.Bernicchia, Polyporaceae s.l., Fungi Europaei, Vol.10., Edizioni Candusso (2005), p 534.
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Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8 and Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5

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