Red-belted polypore Slo.: smrekova kresilača Dat.: May 26. 2009 Lat.: 46.30996 Long.: 13.57928 Code: Bot_346/2009-8677/8710 Habitat: In a narrow humid gorge, next to mountain stream Slatenek, mostly shadow, Precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 560 m (1.800 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. Substratum: dead, still standing deciduous tree trunk already without branches (not conifer!), in a small group, from 0.5 m (2 feet) to 2.5 m (8 feet) above ground Place: Slatenek gorge, at the end of a long abandoned chart road, southwest of Mt. Javoršček, 1.557 m (5.109 feet), East Julian Alps, Slovenia EC Comment: Books say this fungus grows mostly on conifers.