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Parasola leiocephala

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 January 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Parasola leiocephala (syn: Coprinus leiocephalus) (NL: Geelbruin plooirokje / EN: ? / DE: Breitsporige Scheibchen-Tintling / FR: Coprin glabre) Formerly placed in Coprinus, this delicate, ephemeral Parasola is recognized by its translucent, sulcate, pale-grey cap with a yellowish to tawny-brown disc, and free, non-deliquescent gills. Characteristic of the genus is the lack of universal veil fragments on the cap and pileocystidia (setules), features which sets it apart from other small "coprinoid" fungi, e.g. Coprinellus micaceus, Coprinellus disseminatus, and Coprinopsis friesii. Parasola leiocephala is closely related to Parasola plicatilis (= Coprinus plicatilis). The two species in fact cannot be told apart reliably without examining the spores, those of Parasola plicatilis being distinctly larger. Macroscopically, Parasola plicatilis is said to be slightly smaller, more greyish, and appears more restricted to grassy habitats compared to the ecologically variable Parasola leiocephala.

Image: Watermaal-Bosvoorde (B) - 03/10/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/10 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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cool macro

4 Jan 2012 8:23am

@DIMITRIOS: Thanks you very much, Dimitrios.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

what a wonderful texture! happy new year Johan!

4 Jan 2012 10:22am

@daniela scharnowski: Hi, Daniela ! How are u lately...? Thanks for your comment and have a wonderfull 2011 !

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

This is splendid!

4 Jan 2012 4:06pm

@Jaytee: Thanks Jaytee.

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Heel mooie invalshoek!

4 Jan 2012 7:13pm

@christine: Ze zijn altijd zo fragiel ... maar steeds weer een streling voor het oog om ze te vinden. Meestal zie ik er maar 1 tegelijk - ditmaal stonden ze met twee vlak bij mekaar - een buitenkasje dus. Groetjes !

omid from mashhad, Iran


4 Jan 2012 9:42pm

@omid: Thank you very much, Omid

Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Ik zat aan een plooirokje te denken en nu zie ik dat de Nederlandse naam ook zo is:-)
Een hele mooi macro, de beperkte scherptediepte doet het goed hier.

5 Jan 2012 7:00pm

@Lia: Zo zie je maar dat sommige van onze Nederlandse namen niet eens zo gek gekozen zijn ... Bedenk dat het echt wel een mini-rokje is .... met een hoedje van ik schat een cm of 5 in doorsnee ... zijn elfjes echt niet zo groot als ik dacht ???

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

2011? Good morning :P
I had to adjust to a lot of unpleasant things... but I guess I´m not alone with that :) I hope you are alright too! cheers Daniela

6 Jan 2012 2:19pm

@daniela scharnowski: OEPS !!!! 2012... of course !!!! - very sorry for that error !
Think we all have to adjust indeed ... But as long as we can carry on doing things we like, I think all will be ok...? Warm Greetz for you Daniela !

Canon EOS 400D
1/10 second
ISO 200
150 mm