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I have encountered this mushroom on an old stump of oil palm tree in decay. It was in DRC, in the equatorial part of the country.
As you can see, it is a medium size mushroom (cap of around 5 to 8 centimetres of diametre).
The cap is colorfull,yellow, red and green. We can observe concentric lines. The green color we can observe doesn't means that this is a chlorophyllous organism. As we all know, mushrooms are unable to catch light and carbon dioxide in the photosynthetic processus. They are systematically parasit or saprophytic organism. The green color we can observe is probably due to the developpment of some algae on the top of the carpophorus.
The mushroom shown here lives on wood in decay. In reality, the decaying is partly due to the action of the mushrooms themselves. By their action, they extract the nutriments they needs from the decaying of the wood and they return to the soil the organic mater contributing to the increase of the humus and the fertility of the top soil.
The picture was taken in the morning when the sky was overcast. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/160, with a focal legnth of 6 millimetres.
Recropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio.
Another view of the same
Full size picture
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nice capture Philippe!! Regards
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Nice fungi.Attractive colours.Details are splendid.No idea abot its I'd!
I have captured a specie,which I will post soon,named 'Ganodarma'.But I think It's not Ganodarma.
Nice to see such beautiful specie.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,
- [2013-09-12 6:16]
Beautiful image of interesting fungi. the green looks like algae growing on it. tfs.
Interesting find in the tree stump, and I add your work to my theme "Nature's Oddities".
Thanks for sharing.
Warm greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa
I may be wrong but these specimens on the photo strongly remind me to Trametes hirsuta, a species very common all over the world. Or maybe another relative from the genus. Composition- and sharpness-wise superb shot, probably just a little more yellow than the optimal, in my opinion.
Besst regards, László
- [2013-09-12 16:26]
Salut Philippe,je peu pas t'aider pour le nom,mais je me dois arreter et tes faire mes compliments face a une photo si jolie,interessante et vraiment parfaicte malgre' la difficile lumiere,vraiment un chef d'oeuvre! Belle journee' et merci,Luciano