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Ramaria stricta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 28 January 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Ramaria stricta (NL: Rechte koraalzwam / EN: Strict-branch coral, Upright Coral / DE: Steife Koralle / FR: Clavaire étroite) is a coral fungus or genus Ramaria. It has a cosmopolitan distribution, and grows on dead wood, stumps, trunks, and branches of both deciduous and coniferous trees. Its fruit body is up to 10 cm tall, made of multiple slender, compact, and vertical parallel branches. Its color is typically light tan to vinaceous-brown. All parts of the mushroom will bruise when handled. There are several lookalike corals that can usually be distinguished from R. stricita by differences in coloration, bruising reaction, or microscopic features. The fungus is inedible due to its unpleasant odor and bitter taste.

Image: Schilde (BE) – 25/11/2012

Canon EOS 7D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

You have show us a whole new and interesting world around fungus with Xcellent captures Johan.

28 Jan 2013 12:42pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Really nice detail and color in this.

29 Jan 2013 12:19am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors, lights & detail!

30 Jan 2013 10:27pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/30 second
ISO 200
150 mm