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Marasmiellus vaillantii

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Marasmiellus vaillantii (Halmruitertje (BE) / ? (EN) / Rauber Schwindling (DE) / Marasme pâle (FR)) is a fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. The tiny white caps are 0.5 to 1.5 cm across. The caps are centrally depressed with rusty-brown tinge at the centre. The typical Habitat is on leaf litter, dead grass and other debris. This specimen was found growing on an acorn cap wich is a bit unusual and made me doubt about the determination. Many thanks to my mycological friends for helping me with this one.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 17/09/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/13 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

The angle at which you get these shots is amazing

1 Oct 2010 9:06am

@Christine: The day after a photo trip I just can feel every muscle in my body ... you know why ? :-)))) Greets, Christine.

Shayna from Seeley, Canada

I agree with Christine. Your shots are wonderful. Great focus and composition!

1 Oct 2010 11:51am

@Shayna: Thank you very much, Shayna. I'm glad I can share my passion for nature by showing my images.

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

For sure your mycological friends know perfectly his subject!!!
Great shot again!!!
Maybe could you give me some indication of the fungus that I photographed today ;)

1 Oct 2010 4:14pm

@Demo: Thank you very much. I'll look into your image - promise !

Becky from los angeles, United States

this is stunning! Really just so amazingly beautiful.

1 Oct 2010 4:56pm

@Becky: Nature still amezes me when I find something like this... Glad to share. Have a nice day, Becky.

Mary from PA, United States

Fabulous mushroom photos Johan, but then all your photos always are :) I hope to get out mushroom hunting soon...should be better now that we just had some major rain come through. You are an inspiration for me to keep trying to improve Johan.

1 Oct 2010 7:28pm

@Mary: Hope to see some images from your mushroom-hunt then ! Good luck - Mary !

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great shot!

2 Oct 2010 3:23pm

@Marilla: Isn't it wonderfull the way they can grow ? I'm always amazed. Have a nice day, Marilla !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This is a another very interesting structure. I've said this before, but the diversity of fungi continues to amaze me! As usual, and excellent capture.

2 Oct 2010 10:19pm

@Julie Brown: I'm just discovering the diversity as well. Have some marvelous structures comming up soon ... :-)

Véro from Savoie, France

des espèces toutes plus surprenantes les unes que les autres , un vrai plaisir de découvrir ce petit monde !

8 Oct 2010 4:50am

@Véro: I'm very glad you can discover the fungi-world by seeing my images. Hope you can find some wonderful species in your area too, Véro. Greetz !

Canon EOS 400D
1/13 second
ISO 200
150 mm