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Mycena epipterygia

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 17 January 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mycena epipterygia (NL: Kleefsteelmycena / EN: Yellowleg Bonnet / DE: Dehnbarer Helmling / FR: Mycène des fougères)
Many of the bonnet fungi are difficult to identify with confidence, but the yellow stems (becoming more white on age) of Mycena epipterygia are a distinguishing feature of this delicate little autumn fungus, which seems to be at home in woodland or in grassland settings. The species is very variable in appearance and many subspecies or varieties have been described. Initially bell-shaped, the striate caps (1 - 2 cm.) expand to be come convex. In some instances the cap edge turns up to reveal the gills. The margin of the cap is sometimes faintly lined. Relative to the cap size, these bell caps have unusually long, fragile stems. Just 1 to 3mm in diameter, the smooth, lemon-yellow viscid stems are untapering and 3 to 7cm tall with no stem ring.

Image: Schilde (B) ) 15/10/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/50 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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d.apskos from Orléans, France

Jolie composition.
Hommage à la femme ??

17 Jan 2012 10:53am

@d.apskos: Thanks for your comment ! Think it's a whole family here ... but I understand that you see these like woman ...

Lougris from Toulouse, France

de bien grands pieds pour ces étranges champignons !!:)

17 Jan 2012 12:55pm

@Lougris: Indeed, Lougris, I agree. Thanks for your comment !

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Ziehier het gevolg van heimelijk flirten in het bos ... ;o)

17 Jan 2012 3:28pm

@christine: Jaja ... nummer twee is al op komst - een "nakomertje" allicht ... Leuke reactie: dank je !

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very Lovely, beautifully captured.

17 Jan 2012 4:41pm

@RBL: Thank you very much for your visit and comment.

Canon EOS 400D
1/50 second
ISO 200
150 mm