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Myco Candy

Myco Candy
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Copyright: Karin Schmitt (Mizree) (48)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-25
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
Exposure: f/3.4, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-26 10:23
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These Parachute Mushrooms (possibly Marasmius) were growing along the trail to the Kéköldi clan center on a rainy morning.

The detritus leaves are mostly from Cacao trees (Theobroma cacao), which were an important local crop until a plague of Monilia (Moniliophthora roreri) made the harvest impractical in 1978. Many families were forced to sell their land to survive. Cacao is now an artisan crop in the area, and important to tourism.

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To Hormon_Manyer: KéköLdiMizree 2 02-27 08:09
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Hi Karin,

First of all welcome to TrekNature. An absolutely beautiful species, very suggestive colors and yes, they seem to belong to Marasmius genus. Next time try to make a little gardening, I mean taking the leave (from in front) away in order to get more aesthetic result - the out of focus leaves, branches etc. may kill the photo. Also try to focus on the square centimeter of the cap which is closest to your position to get the best possible depth of field. Just an advice. I hope you'll find this extraordinary species more times. Congratulations for capturing this beautiful rarity.

What does "Kéköldi" mean in the note? This word, although doesn't m,ean anything in my language, pretty much sounds like Hungarian.

Thanks for sharing, best regards, László

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-26 19:11]

Hello Karin,
I have never seen mushrooms so beautifully colored, yes they do resemble a type of candy. I suppose for this reason only, I'm actually relieved they don't grow around here, as my youngest grandchild would probably try to eat them. Thank you for sharing such a unique type of fungi.

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