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Hymenoscyphus fructigenus

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 12 February 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hymenoscyphus fructigenus

NL: Eikeldopzwam
EN: Acorn cup
DE: Hymenoscyphus fructigenus
FR: Hymenoscyphus fructigenus

Image: Ranst (BE) - 02/09/2014

The Acorn cup is a saprobic fungus growing gregariously or in clusters during summer and fall on beech nuts, hickory shells, acorns (as in this image), and other nuts. The fruiting bodies are cup shaped to disc shaped; the disc up to 4 mm across.

Canon EOS 7D 1/13 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Steyners from Portland, United States

Beautiful beautiful..!!

12 Feb 2015 6:21am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Excellent effet...*****

12 Feb 2015 9:03am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wow....beautiful and so tiny.

12 Feb 2015 12:46pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


12 Feb 2015 1:18pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Feb 2015 9:09am

Canon EOS 7D
1/13 second
ISO 200
150 mm