Mycena arcangeliana

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 January 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mycena arcangeliana (NL: Bundelmycena / EN: Angel's bonnet, Late-season bonnet / DE: Olivgelber Helmling / FR: Mycène olivâtre) produces small mushrooms with caps varying in colour from whitish to a darker grey-brown, and stems of an olive-greyish that fades with age. Mycena arcangeliana has caps of between 1 and 5 centimetres in diametre which are conical in shape in younger mushrooms, becoming bell-shaped with a broad umbo in older specimens. In young mushrooms, the stem is olive-greyish coloured, tinted with lilac, though it fades as the mushroom ages. The very top of the stem (3-8 x 0.1-0.2 cm) is whitish coloured (difficult to see because you really have to look under the cap!), while the base is covered in white hairs. The flesh has a mild taste, but a strong smell of iodoform. The variability in appearance makes the species sometimes hard to identify. Mycena arcangeliana grows on dead deciduous wood, favouring beech and ash, where it grows in "small troops".
This image is a continuation on the "secret-flirt-in-the-wood" series ...


Image: Wijnegem (B) - 21/10/2011

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

wonderful quality, wonderful details, gorgeous!

20 Jan 2012 5:51am

@sunstonemaria: Thank you very much, Maria.

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Je suis toujours aussi fan de ton travail photo !

20 Jan 2012 8:48am

@Sylvie49 capture image: That pleases me, Sylvie ! Thank you for passing by and leaving a comment again. Nice greetz for you !

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

C'est très beau !

20 Jan 2012 12:30pm

@Lydia.Dd: Thank you very much for your visit and comment, Lydia.

christine from Oelegem, Belgium

Hier is het stelletje weer, een leuk vervolgverhaal. Mooie compositie, alhoewel de paddenstoelen aan de linkerkant staan, trekken ze toch alle aandacht door de juiste kleuren.

20 Jan 2012 12:47pm

@christine: Dank je, Christine. Een mooie analyse van de foto !

omid from mashhad, Iran

wow!
so beautiful!!!!

20 Jan 2012 1:22pm

@omid: Thank you very much, Omid. Have a nice day !

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Excellent selective focus!

20 Jan 2012 2:54pm

@Barbara Kile: Thanks Barbara. I like working with a limited DOF in my macro-images.

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

So small yet so beautiful. Amazing!

20 Jan 2012 3:50pm

@Jaytee: It is always worth the effort to look for the small species ... that is my experience so far... Thanks for your comment again, Jaytee. Have a nice weekend !

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Very beautiful!!

30 Jan 2012 9:18am

@Loretta: Thx again. Greetz !

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