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Pholiota tuberculosa

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 18 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Pholiota tuberculosa (NL: Oranjegele bundelzwam / EN: Pholiota tuberculosa / DE: Knolliger Schüppling / FR: Pholiote tuberculeuse) is an inedible fungus in the Strophariaceae family. The cap is 2–5cm across, subglobose becoming convex to flattened, sulphur yellow to orange covered in small rusty flattened scales. Stem 30–60 x 3–10mm, yellow and smooth above the shortlived ring, flaky below and becoming brownish towards the swollen base. Flesh yellow, becoming reddish-brown on cutting. Taste bitter, smell slight and mushroomy. Gills pale yellow becoming spotted rusty-brown. Cheilocystidia thin-walled, hyaline, cylindric-clavate or capitate. Spore print rusty-brown. Spores kidney-shaped, smooth, 6.5–9 x 4–5um. Habitat on fallen twigs, branches and sawdust. Microscopic determination is required to distinguish this species from some look-alikes.

Image: Schoten (BE) - 09/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtig !

18 Dec 2012 7:40am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Encore une terrible photo

18 Dec 2012 8:13am

omid from mashhad, Iran

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

18 Dec 2012 12:19pm

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18 Dec 2012 2:15pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

toujours eu de l'admiration pour ceux qui reconnaissaient ces petites choses, je sais où aller maintenant pour en savoir un peu plus
tes photos sont tellement belles qu'on en mangerait

18 Dec 2012 3:42pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/30 second
ISO 200
150 mm