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Oudemansiella mucida

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 13 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Oudemansiella mucida (NL: Porseleinzwam / EN: Porcelain Fungus / DE: Buchen-Schleimrübling, Beringte 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.
It is one of those species I try to find each year. This year I focussed on the
the muscous slime dripping off the gills...

Image: Schoten (BE) – 07/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/16.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Marie-Line from Lille, France

Vraiment très surprenant !! Merci

13 Dec 2012 7:08am

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium


13 Dec 2012 7:33am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium


13 Dec 2012 8:33am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!!!

13 Dec 2012 5:49pm

helys from Paris, France

So great find
Fantastic textures, amazing white color

13 Dec 2012 8:33pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Great image. Unusual angle.

4 Jul 2014 1:38pm

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