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Clavaria argillacea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clavaria argillacea (Syn: Clavaria ericetorum) (Heideknotszwam (BE) /Moor Club (EN) / Heide-Keule (DE) / ? (FR)) is a species of fungus in the Clavariaceae family.
Species of the Clavariaceae family produce basidiocarps (fruit bodies) that are either cylindrical to club-shaped or branched and coral-like. They all grow terrestrial and most (if not all) are believed to be saprotrophic (decomposing dead plant material). (Other species in this family I presented on this blog can be found here). Clavaria argillacea is a typical species of heathland and is a possible mycorrhizal associate of heather. Fruiting bodies are typically 3–5cm high and 2–8mm wide, pale dirty yellow to greenish yellow. Due to loss of suitable habitat the species has become very rare in most parts of Europe.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Florence from Paris, France

Vegetal world is so... surprising (shapes, colors)... a real world itself... there are so many living creatures to discover, photograph, love and respect... isnt' it Johan ? A very awesome macro shot. Perfect technic. As usual.

10 Nov 2010 10:06am

Sylvia from -, Netherlands

Een apart zwammetje om te zie vind ik. Erg mooi belicht.

10 Nov 2010 11:11am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

The light and translucent effect on this species is beautiful

10 Nov 2010 8:28pm

Lenie from Netherlands

Erg mooi gefotografeerd deze heideknotszwammetjes.

10 Nov 2010 10:30pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm