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Spinellus fusiger on Mycena galericulata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 May 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spinellus fusiger - Mycena galericulata

NL: Mycenaparasiet op Helmmycena
EN: Bonnet mould on Common bonnet
DE: Gemeine Helmlings-Schimmel auf Rosablättriger Helmling
FR: Spinellus fusiger sur Mycène en casque

Image: Brasschaat (BE) - 28/10/2014

Spinellus fusiger, is a species of fungus in the Zygomycota phylum. It is a pin mold that is characterized by erect sporangiophores. It grows as a parasitic mold on mushrooms, including several species from the genera Mycena.

Canon EOS 7D 1/15 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Lulette from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

A parasite ! Great focus on it. I love your world :)

10 May 2015 6:09am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wonderful image. The inclusion of the mushroom is great for giving a point of reference as to size.

10 May 2015 9:10am

Steyners from Portland, United States

Gorgeous and fascinating..

10 May 2015 9:40pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

oh excellent ces piquants comme des aiguilles

11 May 2015 7:08am

Canon EOS 7D
1/15 second
ISO 200
150 mm