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Finnish Beauty

Finnish Beauty
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-09
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, SanDisk Ultra-II 1Gb
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-06-02 10:04
Viewed: 4531
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another picture of mushrooms from the forests of Finland.

In addition to critiques I would appreciate help with the name of this mushroom...
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Beautiful and very special view! Good picture, too!

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-02 12:01]

Dobre zdjęcie , bardzo naturalne.
Dobra ostrość i kolory.

Shir an excellent photo I might have remove the pine needles of the caps :) I cant help with the species but the glutinous cap with scales floating in it and scales on the stipe with more then likely brown spores. All point to one of the Pholiota species.

Hi Shir,
your photo very problably shows old basidiocarps of Kuehneromyces mutabilis (Schaeffer 1774) Singer & A.H. Smith 1946, rather common in Europe.
Pholiota and Kuehneromyces are similar in appearance but they are enough different in microscopical features. This aspect was confirmed also in a recent work by Holec, a European expert to the genus Pholiota.
This is a edible specie but it is better to be careful because it is very like some poisonous specie: for example yuo can mistook it for specie belong to the genus Galerina, which have different spores.
Unfortunately, this event appens every year in Italy, where Kuehneromyces mutabilis is highly appreciated. This often cause serious poisoning.

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-25 9:28]

Hello Shir,
Growing up, I thought these were fairy houses. I fell in love with these mushrooms as a child.
Thanks for posting all your photos.

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