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Hemimycena candida

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

Hemimycena candida (NL: Smeerwortelmycena / EN: Hemimycena candida / DE: Beinwell-Scheinhelmling, Rasiger Scheinhelmling / FR: Mycène des consoudes). Hemimycena is a genus of fungi in the family Mycenaceae. Hemimycena candida has a very specific ecology: it occurs only on the base of Symphytum officinale stems. The pileus is about 3–6 mm in diameter, hemispherical to convex, with slightly depressed centre and straight to slightly sinuous and involute margin, hygrophanous, translucently striate up to one third of radius when moist, white, ± pubescent. Lamellae are well-developed, distant, reaching the pileus margin, deeply decurrent, white. The stipe is 15–30 × 0.5–1 mm, very slender, almost filiform, straight, sometimes curved, glabrous or pubescent (only visible with lens), white. I found the species this year for the fist time, but once seen they seemed to occur almost everywhere in places with Symphytum officinale.

note: to see an image of this group of fungi in its environment: see my blog dedicated to fungi: http://diversitasnaturae3.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/hemimycena-candida/

Image: Wijnegem (BE) – 07/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie compositie en het komt goed uit tegen het zwart.
Fijne dag.

7 Dec 2012 9:30am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Superbe Johan, et en plus quelle connaissance en champignons

7 Dec 2012 10:20am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful focus, colors & lights!

7 Dec 2012 7:45pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/640 second
ISO 200
150 mm