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Sparassis crispa - detail

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 January 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Sparassis crispa (NL: Grote sponszwam / EN: Cauliflower mushroom, Noodle mushroom / DE: Krause Glucke, Fette Henne / FR: Sparassis crépu, Clavaire crépue, Morille des pins, Chou-fleur) is a species of fungus in the genus Sparassis. It grows in a globe that is up to 60 cm in diameter. The lobes are flat and curly, resembling lasagna noodles and they are colored white to creamy yellow. They are found growing on wood, usually conifers.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 23/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/1250 second F/3.5 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Magnifique les détails de ce chou-fleur

5 Jan 2013 9:26am

Marie-Line from Lille, France

Tout un monde inconnu - de moi en tout cas - que vous nous donnez à découvrir. Merci !

5 Jan 2013 11:12am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Magnificent shot! The detail is superb!

5 Jan 2013 9:06pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great image

5 Jan 2013 10:42pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Great series, I love it, keep'n posting them.

6 Jan 2013 4:05am

Canon EOS 400D
1/1250 second
ISO 200
150 mm