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Pholiota flammans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 9 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Pholiota flammans (Goudgele bundelzwam (BE) / Flaming Pholiota (EN) / Feuerschüppling (DE) / Pholiote incandescente (FR)) is a is a mushroom in the Strophariaceae family.
Pholiota flammans often has a striking appearance. The cap is initially round, then convex and finally flattening with age. Its surface is bright yellow to orange, and covered with triangular scales (squamules) arranged in concentric rings. The stem also is covered in sharp scales. As it is a saprobic fungus, the fruit bodies typically appear in clusters on the stumps of dead coniferous trees. I found this species in a rather dark place and waited for the sun to illuminate this isolatied specimen. That way the specific epithet "flammans", a Latin adjective meaning "flaming", is realy visible...

Image: Schilde (BE) - 05/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein tolles Licht !

9 Nov 2010 3:56pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous lighting in the right. Great capture!

9 Nov 2010 6:28pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I forgot to tell you that I appreciate the French translation of the mushrooms. In the vignette I thought you changed subject and did the top of a humburger

9 Nov 2010 8:26pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

It was well worth the wait, beautiful light

10 Nov 2010 8:27pm

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Excellent:)))))))

11 Nov 2010 9:39am

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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