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Stropharia aeruginosa

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Stropharia aeruginosa (Echte kopergroenzwam (BE) / Verdigris agaric (EN) / Grünspan-Träuschling (DE) / Strophaire vert-de-gris (FR)) is a species of fungus in the Strophariaceae family.

When young and fresh, Stropharia aeruginosa is stunning and unmistakable: its broadly bell-shaped cap is deep blue to deep green, and so slimy that it glistens on the forest floor. The young stem is also blue or green, and decorated with white scales. As it ages, however, this species begins to develop yellowish colors, and is eventually a nondescript brownish yellow overall. The species has a partial veil that sometimes leaves white remnants on the cap margin and an ephemeral ring or ring zone on the stem. This is the main feature which distinguish this species from the species I showed yesterday: The look-a-like Stropharia caerulea does not devellop this ring or ring zone.
Stropharia aeruginosa is deemed poisonous by some authorities, although effects are little known and its toxic constituents undescribed.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 29/10/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/10 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

wow !! love the color !

20 Dec 2010 11:22am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Really stranges colours on these mushroom caps , between the blue and grey, it's made a great contrast with the back-ground!
Wonderful shot!

20 Dec 2010 12:00pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

GREAT :)

20 Dec 2010 3:04pm

Vinay from Bangalore, India

A great shot... :)

20 Dec 2010 5:16pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Green mushrooms are not very common. Nice capture!

20 Dec 2010 7:12pm

Arash Shakoorzadeh Boloori from Mashhad, Iran

wonderful colors, if it could have more space on the borders i think it would be better.
thank you, for such a nice shot...

20 Dec 2010 7:40pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wow, das ist ein herrliches Foto. Dieser Pilz ist sogar eßbar, obwohl er so giftig ausschaut.

20 Dec 2010 9:15pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

They are a stunning colour

5 Jan 2011 3:52pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/10 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
150 mm

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