Hairy mushroom from Congo
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ecology and location
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).
Its caracteristic is the cap with a strongly curled inward ; when young, it is covered with a thick matting of hairs, forming a veil-like structure that partly covers up the gills.
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 1/30.
Recropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio. Improvement of the pixellisation with neat image.
Full size picture
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- [2013-09-08 6:52]
Wonderful photo of these mushrooms in splendid natural colours and superb sharpness and details. Very pleasing to look at. Fine choice of composition.
great sharpness picture with good details and beautiful colours
this is NOT the lactarius torminosus
wich whe have in holland to
this is a specie who i have also find in Costa Rica
you can see this picture in my archive on TN
Costa rica page 2
i have nor a name of this specie ALSO
thanks greeting lou
Very interesting species and a great pic (colour, composition, sharpness - everything perfect).
- [2013-09-09 7:15]
What an interesting mushroom! Good picture! Thank you very much for sharing it. Saludos.
It cannot be any Lactarius, because species of that genera are growing on the ground, never on decaying wood, and in symbiosis with a living tree. From photo I don't know what it might be, microscopic analysation must be done. Fabulous composition and sharpness, however. Best regards, László