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Parasola leiocephala

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 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. Note: the black part on the right specimen is the sporeprint of the left one ...

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/6 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Deze plaat is nog mooier, een prachtige compositie is dit.

5 Jan 2012 7:27pm

@Lia: Een ander standpunt gekozen (ik heb ze trouwens zo ongeveer wel vanuit elke hoek gefotografeerd.) Ik hou er van om hetzelfde onderwerp vanuit verschillende hoeken te fotograferen - niet om te vergelijken welke nu de mooiste is, maar het boeit me om de soms totaal verschillende foto's te zien. Bedankt voor je commentaar alweer !

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Het lijken wel chinese parasolletjes.

6 Jan 2012 4:11pm

@christine: Zou de recente wetenschappelijke naam "Parasola" daar ook niet voor iets tussen zitten ? In elk geval ook welkom op de site - je eerste foto is meteen een topper ! Noot: mocht je nog hulp nodig hebben met instellingen of andere vragen over de site - stel gerust - je hebt mijn mail-adres he....

Canon EOS 400D
1/6 second
ISO 200
150 mm