date of photo Jan 5, 2012
latitude 46.34414 longitude 13.56186
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Bovec basin, at the foot of Mt. Čukla, near the trail from Mala vas to Ravni laz place, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)notes Slo.: dlakava slojevka - 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. - 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. Smell mild, mushroomy. SP very faint, whitish (?). No milk secreted when injured. - See characteristic dark line between hymenophore and tomentum. - 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. - Ref.: (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.photo category: Fungi - fungi