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Green mushroom,?

Green mushroom,?
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Copyright: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nature's Oddities, African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-11 15:05
Viewed: 3172
Points: 14
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Unknown mushroom

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).

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

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.

Post treatment

Recropping and resizing ; improvement of the gamma and the sharpness with Olympus studio.

Another view of the same

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nice capture Philippe!! Regards

照的很漂亮 也很清晰

構圖美麗 背景深遂 謝謝分享

Hello Mr.Philippe,
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,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-12 6:16]

Beautiful image of interesting fungi. the green looks like algae growing on it. tfs.

Dear Phillipe,
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

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-12 16:26]
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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

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