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Coprinopsis lagopus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 19 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Coprinopsis lagopus (BE: Hazenpootje / EN: Harefoot mushroom) is a species of fungus in the Psathyrellaceae family. Until 2001, the species was known as Coprinus lagopus; advances in the understanding of phylogenetic relationships between the various coprinoid species led to a major reorganization of that genus. It is a delicate and short-lived fungus, the fruit bodies lasting only a few hours before dissolving into a black ink – a process called deliquescence. It is a saprotrophic species growing solitary or in groups on wood chips, compost heaps, vegetable refuse, or horse dung, from autumn to mid-winter. It was rather surprising to find this species in the beginning of april. The species has a widespread distribution throughout the world.

Image: Borsbeek (BE) - 08/04/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

very special shape

19 May 2011 6:11am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

19 May 2011 7:40am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooi in beeld gebracht.

19 May 2011 9:56am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Beautiful detail again!

19 May 2011 1:31pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Marvelous detail and just an all round beautiful image.

19 May 2011 4:46pm

Manu from Lynchburg, Va, United States

beautiful image!

19 May 2011 7:50pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


20 May 2011 2:43am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb, love the light in this

20 May 2011 6:27am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Perfect shot! *****

22 May 2011 2:35pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Un très beau portfolio avec de magnifiques macros, bravo

12 Jun 2011 10:57am

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm