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T. versicolor - Schmetterlingstramete

T. versicolor - Schmetterlingstramete
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Copyright: Goran Ogen (sgo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 32 N: 239] (718)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-23
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-03 2:48
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Points: 12
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From Wikipedia on Trametes versicolor: "formerly known as Coriolus versicolor, is a common polypore mushroom of the genus Trametes. Versicolor means 'of several colours' and it is true that this mushroom is found in a wide variety
of different colours. The species is one of the most commonly encountered polypores in Europe and is found practically all over the world. The top surface of the cap shows typical concentric zones of different colours. Flesh 1-3 mm thick, leathery texture. Cap with rust-brown or darker brown, sometimes blackish zones. Commonly grows in tiled layers. Cap flat, up to 8 x 5 x 0,5-1 centimeters, often triangular or round, with zones of fine hairs. Pore surface whitish to light brown, pores round and with age twisted and labyrinthine. 2-5 pores per millimeter."

From USDA ARS on Trametes
: Several varieties based on variation in gross morphology have been described. On dead wood of hardwoods, occasionally on conifers; white rot. Distribution: Cosmopolitan."

Common from autumn until spring (in Sweden).

For a TN-excursion to this fungus, please visit: Trametes versicolor for a variety of pictures and texts!

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Homobasidiomycetes
Subclass: Porinae
Order: Poriales
Family: Poriceae
Genus: Trametes
Species: versicolor

Binomial name
Trametes versicolor
[(L.:fr.) Pilát 1920]

English: The binomial, meaning "Versicoloured Tissue/Flesh", is used;
German: "Schmetterlingstramete", ("Butterfly-Tramete") (!);
Swedish: "Sidenticka" ("Silk Bracket Fungus").

P.S. für Anne "anel": heute bin ich indirekt wieder zu unsren lieben Schmetterlingen zurück via dieser "Schmetterlingstramete"... und habe sie also doch nicht ganz und gar im Stich gelassen :-)!

Svengunnar Ryman & Ingmar Holmåsen: Svampar - En fälthandbok (1984/2006).

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I just love the wonderful patterns this fungus can create and you have a beauty here. I just wish you had not cropped it quite so closely so that we could see the whole fungus. (I too have a very similar one in my gallery).

Good details showing within the fungus, with good changes in colour.


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2007-04-03 4:38]

Nice photo of the common but interesting fungi. Very good composition, perfect sharpness and nice colors.

Hi Göran,
maybe this is common but it's still beautiful in pattern and colours.
The details and exposure are spot on.
And I like the tight crop too.
Well done, my friend.

amazing, almost like a painting, TFS Ori

hi goran,
nice capture of the mushroom,
the texture and the colour look very nice, nice pov,
sharp image with good details,
tfs & regards

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-21 14:30]

Strange and beautiful mushroom. I have never seen it round here.
Excellent shot and interesting note.
Thank you very much and best wishes

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