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Pholiota squarrosa

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 February 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Pholiota squarrosa (NL: Schubbige bundelzwam / EN: Shaggy Scalycap / DE: Sparriger Schüppling / FR: Pholiote écailleuse) is a species of mushroom in the Strophariaceae family. Common in North America and Europe, it is often an opportunistic parasite, and has a wide range of hosts among deciduous trees, although it can also infect conifers. It can also live as a saprobe, deriving nutrients from decomposing wood. The mushroom is typically found growing in clusters at the base of trees and stumps. This large, showy Pholiota is the "type species" for the genus, which means that mycologists have chosen it to represent the "typical" features of pholiotas namely, a scaly cap and stem (the genus name means "scaly" in Greek), a brown spore print, attached gills, and a partial veil. Pholiota squarrosa may require microscopic analysis for certain identification, but its dry cap, large size, greenish mature gills, and garlicky odor (not present in all collections) serve as fairly good field characters.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 04/11/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Lia from Zwolle, Netherlands

Ik vind het alltijd best lastig om van zo'n groepje zwammen ene mooie compositie te vinden, maar jij hebt daar minder moeite mee zo te zien:-) Prachtig om de details van de hoedjes te zien. Ook hier weer erg mooi licht, ze lijken wel van goud.

6 Feb 2012 9:57pm

@Lia: De moeite die je moet doen om een foto te maken, zie je vaak niet in de foto zelf (en als je het ziet is het meestal geen goede foto). Evident is het nooit - maar dat weet jij vast ook wel ! Bedankt weer voor je commentaar, Lia !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent

6 Feb 2012 11:51pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack !

Canon EOS 400D
1/30 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
150 mm

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