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Description:

A very interesting carpophores, and I'm having troubles identifying them (see below for my dilemma). Carpophores are of irregular growth, and cork-like on touch-and-squeeze. Older parts are black, and hard as wood. The fresh, or at least younger, growth is red to red-brown above, with patches of bright red protruding. Below, younger carpophors are cream-orange. Pores are rather large, biggest ones reach 1mm in diameter. They are medium sized - theone in pic N° 1 was about 15cm wide; while the structure in pic N° 2 was about 25 to 30 in height. The one in pics 4 to 6 was the smallest of the batch (5cm across the widest part, about 7cm in height), and I took it home to get some close-ups.

Habitat:

Found on a log worked to be a bench, on a pathway through mixed forest (oak, beech, spruce and fir), on lower slopes of Jura mountain range, in Geneva lake valley.

Notes:

Here, I'm having troubles identifying these - I've been thinking of Anisa Mazegill (Gloeophyllum odoratum), as it reminds of that one in few details, except for the smell. G. odoratum is reputed for is strong anisy aroma when young; but te ones in pics felt no smell at all. Moreover, edges of active growth are reputed to be of bright golden-yellow colour, while here they are more of dull creamy colour.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Échenevex, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Mar 5, 2021
Submitted on Mar 6, 2021

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