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Paxillus involutus

Paxillus involutus
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Copyright: Felipe Mateo and Cristina (extramundi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1880 W: 338 N: 4268] (13178)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-13
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm II
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [Chapter 2], Setas de Galicia - Mushrooms from Galicia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-13 13:46
Viewed: 7334
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Paxillus involutus (Fries) Fries
Epicr. Syst. Myc. 317. 1838.

Pileus: Cap 5-15 cm broad, convex, becoming broadly convex, the disc typically depressed; margin striate, inrolled except in age, then decurved; surface finely pubescent, at maturity more or less glabrous, sticky in moist weather, dingy yellowish-brown to dull brown, bruising darker where handled; flesh thick, buff-brown, slowly darkening when cut; odor mild; taste sour.

Lamellae: Gills decurrent, close to crowded, narrow, easily peeled from the cap, intervenose, sometimes forming rudimentary tubes, cream-buff becoming buff-brown, bruising chestnut-brown.

Stipe: Stipe 3-6 cm tall, 1-3 cm thick, equal or tapered to the base; surface smooth, pallid to dingy, yellowish-brown, bruising brown where handled, sometimes reticulate at the apex from anastomosing gills; flesh solid, darkening slowly when cut; veil absent.

Spores: Spores 7.5-10 x 4-6 µm, smooth, elliptical; spore print yellow-brown.

Habitat: Scattered to gregarious in mixed hardwood/conifer woods; fairly common in the Bay Area under pines (Pinus); fruiting from late fall to mid-winter.

Edibility: Although traditionally eaten in many parts of Europe, Paxillus involutus is now know to cause Immune Hemolytic Anemia. This anemia, which appears suddenly after years of consumption of the mushroom, can be fatal.

The info comes from THIS SITE.

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1st.: EOS350D+KIT LENS - ISO400 - F:7.1 - 1/100 - Handheld
2nd.: EOS350D+KIT LENS - ISO400 - F:6.3 - 1/125 - Handheld
3rd.: SONY F-717 - ISO100 - F:8 - 1/25 - Minitripod

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Hi Felipe,
It's a very good LP-version. All tree are very good.
The one in the middle is very well detailed.
Nice colours and a very good and informatibe note.
Very well done, my friend

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-11-13 14:36]

Hi Felipe, a great set of three. Each one is very nice. I love the water on top and the details of the gills in the centre frame is great. Excellent job.

Wow, what an excellent post. Thanks Felipe, that´s a very excellent collage with great pictures. It´s a super work. All pictures are excellent sharpness and colourfull. Great POV, composition and note. Thanks for posting.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-11-13 15:37]

Hi Felipe,
Very good shots! I liked the presentation very much and LP is great.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-13 16:24]
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You always do such an excellent job with the treats for the eye you regularly offer here, it is hard not to like what you serve up!

Great shots! Very nicely compiled together in a trio.

Your contribution is very much appreciated!


ps Felipe, if you could be so kind to share your secret; How did you do the large post? With a workshop? Quite an excellent technique! It works very well for this picture.

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-14 3:50]

Caramba, esto si es un trabajo fotografico sobre hongos. Mis mas sinceras felicitaciones.
Excelentes detalles, color, luz, presentacion... impresionante la vista ampliada.
Gracias por enseñarnos cosas como estas. Un saludo.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-11-14 4:11]

Interesting photo of the inedible fungi. Perfect details and colors. TFS

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-11-14 4:16]

Woooow ! What a wonderful large collage that you have very well done! I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Felipe and thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-11-14 6:16]

Hi Felipe!

Great set of pictures, with very interesting subject. These mushrooms were quite popular in Poland some time ago. My grandmother often served it and I must say, I ate them few times. Brrrr...

Superb post Felipe. The LP version is rich with fantastic details...Excellent note with this. Very well done! Thank You.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-11-14 14:34]

Hi Felipe, Good presentation of the Paxillus involutus. Good sharp details, well shown, thank you.
But the word Fries and the 3rd photo made me think you had fried the mushrooms with pepper! It looks very juicy and tasty! But reading your notes, I don't think I'll eat it.

Que collage fantastico !!!
La secuencia te resulto magnifica, los colores y definición ni que hablar... ESTUPENDO !!!


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