Code: Bot_587/2012_DSC2118

Habitat: South inclined mountain slope, mostly broadleaf forest with individual Picea abies, calcareous conglomerate ground, quite humid but warm place, partly in shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 485 m (1.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: half dead, standing Acer platanoides.

Place: Bovec basin, at the foot of Mt. Čukla, near the trail from Mala vas to Ravni laz place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing in groups of many fruitbodies all over the trunk almost from bottom to up to 3 m (10 feet) above ground. Pilei in rather dry state, up to 5 cm (2 inch) across and 2.5 cm (one inch) from the substratum, zonate, beige, reddish, brown, green (algae). Flesh leathery and tough, hymenium smooth. SP very faint, whitish (?). No milk secreted when injured.

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

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See characteristic dark line between hymenophore and tomentum.

Proposed Names

92% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: (1) R.Phillips, Mushrooms, Macmillan (2006), p 316.
(2) A.Bernicchia, S.P.Gorjon, Cortitiaceae s.i., Fungi Europaei Vol.12., Edizioni Candusso (2010), pp 636.
(3) G.J.Krieglsteiner (Hrsg.), Die Grosspilze Bade-Württembergs, Band 1, Ulmer (2000), p 334.
(4) D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), p 60.
Based on microscopic features: Spore smooth, cylindrical to ellipsoid. Dimensions: 6.4 (SD = 0.5 ) x 3.2 (SD = 0.3) micr., Q = 1.98 (SD = 0.18), n = 30. Motic B2-211A, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water.
Based on chemical features: Smell mild, mushroomy.
54% (1)
Recognized by sight

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