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Oudemansiella mucida #2

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 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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Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Excellent.

14 Dec 2012 11:52am

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

difficile de choisir entre celle d'hier et d'aujourd'hui

14 Dec 2012 1:16pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

difficile de choisir entre celle d'hier et d'aujourd'hui

14 Dec 2012 1:16pm

marceline from tournai, Belgium

une merveille..

16 Dec 2012 8:39am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

absolutely stunning... God's architecture

20 Dec 2012 11:08pm

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

fungi
basidiomycota
agaricomycetes
agaricales
physalacriaceae
oudemansiella
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