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Clavulinopsis laeticolor

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 31 October 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clavulinopsis laeticolor (Fraaie knotszwam (BE) / Joyfully colored club fungus (EN) / Freudigfarbene Wiesenkoralle (DE) / Clavaire jolie (FR)) is a spiecies of fungi in the Clavariaceae family.

This tiny but lovely colored club fungus is easily overlooked. It is typically orange or orangish yellow. ("Laeticolor" = "joyfully colored") and can be distinguished from similar tiny, yellowish club mushrooms by its dry surface, its tiny size (often only a few centimeters in length), and its tendency to grow alone or in loose clusters (rather than by the dozens in tightly packed clusters) under hardwoods or conifers.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 03/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/20 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic macro and beautiful light

31 Oct 2010 10:23am

@Christine: Again an image in the late-afternoon-golden-hour-light (which obviously I prefer). With the almost backlight and low angle of the sun, species just seem to "glow".

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Hey, I know this one! Great capture ot this bright orange-yellow fungus. I like that little green moss peeking in the left corner.

31 Oct 2010 10:33am

@Marilla: Nice you know this one !! Finding these bright colored species is always a pleasure - making a descent immage a challenge :-). Thanks you very much for all your comments, Marilla. Have a nice day.

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Their simple beauty is captivating. Lovely colour too.

31 Oct 2010 3:38pm

@Michael: Thank you very much for commenting on this one, Michael.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Da kann ich nur staunen !

31 Oct 2010 6:04pm

@Loner: That is allowed :-) Greetz for you !

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Like little orange antennae!

31 Oct 2010 11:47pm

@Dutçh: Earth calling Kristen... Earth calling Kristen ... :-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

That is what I thought-little alien antennae!

1 Nov 2010 12:40am

@Julie Brown: Fungi-forms can be so inspiring :-) Thx Julie :-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/20 second
ISO 200
150 mm