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Clavaria argillacea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 22 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clavaria argillacea (NL: Heideknotszwam / EN: Moor Club / DE: Heide-Keule / FR: Clavaria argillacea) is a species of fungus in the Clavariaceae family. Species of the Clavariaceae family produce basidiocarps (fruit bodies) that are either cylindrical to club-shaped or branched and coral-like. They all grow terrestrial and most (if not all) are believed to be saprotrophic (decomposing dead plant material). Clavaria argillacea is a typical species of heathland and is a possible mycorrhizal associate of heather. Fruiting bodies are typically 3–5cm high and 2–8mm wide, pale dirty yellow to greenish yellow. Due to loss of suitable habitat the species has become very rare in most parts of Europe.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 23/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing specimen!

22 Dec 2012 12:01pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful focus, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !

22 Dec 2012 6:12pm

Francisco from Miami, United States


22 Dec 2012 7:48pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Very interesting explanation and great capture, I love your posts, Johan.

23 Dec 2012 4:10am

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Flores y Hongos de Aminus3 by Francisco

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm