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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: 2012-03-30
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-09-15 2:15
Viewed: 4937
Points: 12
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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 grey in colour with a strange green area. The fruit body is firmly hanging on to the trunk: this specie is parasitic. 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. The green color we can observe is probably due to the developpment of some algae on the top of the carpophorus.

The picture

The picture was taken in the morning under a warm sunshine light. With a sensitivity equivalent to ISO-200 and an apperture of f/8, the speed was 1/1000, 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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照的清晰 也漂亮的草菇
喔 他是綠色的草菇嗎 還是長青苔了
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Ciao Philippe, great macro of lovely mushroom, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Hello Mr.Philippe,
Beautiful close up.Like depth of this fungi.Interplay of light and shade made it attractive.True natural colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

Hi Philippe,
Not the polypore itself is green, but the algae on its surface. Probably Traametes sp., but cannot be sure even in the genus without seeing the trama. As a photo, it's fabulous with great light management, composition and contrast. Bravo.
Best regards, László

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-09-15 10:49]
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Bonsoir Philippe,
Le vert de la mousse(ou algues) sur le chapeau de ce champignon ajoute une note colorée bienvenue. La liste de tes champignons africains s'allongent, de véritables documents pour les amteurs! La photo comme d'habitude parfaite.
Bonne soirée

Hi Philippe,
un champignong pas vraiement beau - mais tu nous le présente d'une manière magnifique.
bonne semaine

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