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Oudemansiella mucida

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 7 February 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Oudemansiella mucida (NL: Porseleinzwam / EN:Porcelain Fungus / DE: Buchen-Schleimrübling / FR: Mucidule visqueuse) is a fungus in the Physalacriaceae family. The species is specific to beech wood. It appears in autumn on dead trunks and on fallen branches, and occasionally it also grows on living trees. The cap is 2 to 8 cm in diameter, semi-transparent and white. The adnate, broad and very distand gills show through the thin cap flesh, giving the margin a striate appearance. A mucous slime covers the cap during wet weather. The stipe is Slender, with a substantial stem ring, usually 3 to 7 mm in diameter, up to 8 cm long, and often curved so as to bring the cap to the horizontal in situations where large tufts of Porcelain Mushrooms are attached to a small area of the host.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 100 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooi soft beeld. Het insekt staat er prachtig op.

7 Feb 2012 10:17am

@Aubélia: Ik vond het wel iets poetisch hebben op deze manier. Bedankt voor je bezoekje alweer, Aubélia.

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

très joli.

7 Feb 2012 10:57am

@Sylvie49 capture image: Thank you very much, Sylvie.

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Great shot of his tiny world!

7 Feb 2012 3:30pm

@Loretta: Thank you very much for your comment, Loretta.

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Superbe macro!

7 Feb 2012 5:52pm

@Ralf Kesper: Glad you like this one, Ralf. Thanks.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fantastic macro shot !!! The soft color from the background is beautiful. Excellent !!!

7 Feb 2012 11:11pm

@Baldwin VW: Thanks again for commenting on my images, Baldwin.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

love the fly

7 Feb 2012 11:44pm

@john4jack: A little extra in the mushroom-image ... Thanks, Jack.

Canon EOS 400D
1/40 second
ISO 100
150 mm