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Armillaria mellea

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

Armillaria mellea (NL: Echte honingzwam, Gewone honingzwam / EN: Honey Mushroom / DE: Gemeiner Hallimasch, Goldgelbe Hallimasch, Honiggelbe Hallimasch, Halamarsch, Halawatsch / FR: Armillaire couleur de miel) is a plant pathogen and a cryptic species of Honey fungus. It causes Armillaria root rot in many plant species. The mushrooms are edible but some people may be intolerant to them. The fungus produces mushrooms around the base of trees it has infected. As the fungus causes root rot, symptoms also appear in the crowns of infected trees as death and dieback of the branches. This species is capable of producing light via bioluminiscence.

Image: Wijnegem (BE) – 07/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 150 mm

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Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup ce tapis de champignons.
Superbes couleurs

6 Dec 2012 8:59am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
Beautiful colors, lights & texture!

6 Dec 2012 9:34pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 1600
150 mm