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Ramaria abietina

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 11 December 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ramaria abietina (NL: Groenwordende koraalzwam / EN: ? / DE: Grünfleckende Fichten-Koralle / FR: Ramaire verdissante) is one of the first of the woodland coral fungi. It sometimes appears as early as late June. Often these corals form large arcs and occasionally complete fairy rings beside the buttress roots of conifers. The specific epithet abietina is derived from the Latin for a fir tree (Abies genus), but this coral seems to favour spruces; however, Picea abies is the scientific name for the Norway Spruce. It is a repeatedly branching woodland coral whose final branches terminate in two or three laterally-compressed pointed tips. The colour is yellowish at first becoming more olive at maturity. Branches turn greenish when bruised. The fruitbody grows 2.5 to 5.5cm tall and up to 5cm across.

Image: Saint-Hubert (B) - 25/09/2011

Canon EOS 400D 3/5 seconds F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Guten Morgen, Johan ! Wunderschönes Foto mit dem gelb-verlaufenden Hintergrund !

11 Dec 2011 6:05am

@Loner: Thanks, Sonja. The background is mainly an other group of this coral-fungus. That is probably why the colours are matching in the whole image...

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


12 Dec 2011 1:36am

@john4jack: Thanks again for commenting, Jack.

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Prachtige foto, mooi scherp en de kleur van zowel de koraalzwam als de achtergrond is fraai. Mooi licht valt erop.

12 Dec 2011 6:20pm

@Lia: Heel moeilijke foto-omstandigheden in een behoorlijk donker sparrenbosje... In de achtergrond staan nog verschillende groepjes van deze koraalzwam, vandaar dat het kleurenpallet in de hele foto mooi bij mekaar past... Groetjes !

Canon EOS 400D
3/5 seconds
ISO 200
150 mm