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Edible and Useful

Edible and Useful
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Fungi in Sweden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-04 23:40
Viewed: 3210
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sárcodon squamosus

This is a species that was earlier seen as a variation of Sárcodon imbricatus but is now regarded as a separate species. It is a fungus that grows on sandy or chalky soil in pine woods, where it sometimes forms large fairy rings. The underside bears soft, pale grey 'teeth' rather than gills. These are 0.5–1 cm long and brittle.

When young it is edible and has a mild taste. Old mushrooms, which contain blue-green pigments, are used for dyeing wool. It produces blue/green colours.

The generic name is derived from the Ancient Greek stems sarco- 'flesh' and odon 'tooth'.

The Swedish name is “Motaggsvamp”.

This was captured with the camera handheld from a distance of about 1 metre.

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To Hormon_Manyer: Edible and usefululeko 1 11-07 01:14
To Gert-Paassen: Edible and usefululeko 2 11-05 04:55
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looks tasty, TFS Ori

Hi my neighbor, Ulla. This one looks good with the texture and well defined details of the cups. IMHO, most mushroom tastes good when fried. Excellent catch under well metered exposure and details. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day shooting. Regards - Jusni

Hello Ulla,

I'll write never edable, i dont like people that picking fungi away.
This one good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-05 1:25]

Hello Ulla,
Excellent close up of this fungi.Well seen and composed.Exposure is spot on,details are crisp clear.Very well done!Best regards Siggi

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-11-05 3:57]

Hallo Ulla,
I am very glad to rediscover your picture.
And today you present us again something special.
Played and made the catch is great.
I wish you a pleasant WE,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-05 4:04]

Hi Ulla,this specie is new for me,never seen before,and your perfect pic is the best way to discover this strange fungi.Fantastic sharpness and colors as usual in a sunny day..impossible to make better.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-11-05 4:37]

Hi Ulla,
Excellent photo of this Fungi,interesting species, TFS!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-05 6:30]

Very good image of interesting species of fungi with good patterns and texture. tfs.

Ciao Ulla. Perfect DOF here and fantastic light. Wonderful brigh colours.


Bonjour Ulla,
Belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement sous une belle lumičre et une bonne profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao Ulla, lovely fungi on a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid light, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hello Ulla
very good composition with great sharpness and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-11-05 9:46]

Hello Ulla,
Very nice photo against very beautiful BG. The name of this species in my countryside is "Cow muzzle".
Regards, Pawel

Hello Ulla,
beautiful image of fungi, details, background and sharpness perfect, very nice picture. Regards, Paolo

Hello Ulla,
Nice composition and fine details.
Great focus, colours and clarity.
Have a nice weekend!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-05 11:15]

Hello Ulla,
Beautiful photo of this mushroom in great natural colours, excellent sharpness and a lovely composition. Also a very beautiful surroundings.
A good weekend,

Hello Ulla,
Great capture of this big fungus, with beautiful structure and colours, taken in natural habitat. Excellent composition too. I wish you a nice weekend,

Hi Ulla,

Awesome close-up capture of this tasty looking mushroom.
You've captured the intense colour nicely, fantastic details too. Well done.
TFS and have a nice weekend!


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-11-05 23:17]

Hi Ulla,

The warm, low-sun light, makes this picture really delightful. The background is also very lovely.

Thank you! Have a pleasant weekend,


Hola Ulla,
anoche quise votarte pero ya no tenía puntos para dar jeje. Me gustó esta fotografía,
especialmente las ricas, abundantes y variadas texturas del fondo en combinación con
los del hongo. Interesante disposición en el plano de este. La luz casui al límite,
aunque controlada. Un bello documento.
Saludos y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-06 3:43]

Hello Ulla,
A most beautiful and interesting fungi-shot. Amazing the patterns of the caps of these lovely "Motaggsvamp" (cute name) and eye-catching the fine colors of the surrounding lichen . Very well composed in a kind of diagonal manner. Bravo!
Have a nice weekend

Hello Ulla, great image of these edible mushrooms.
Nice composition.

Hi Ulla,

No question this is a fantastic photo. Excellent exposure, colors, sharpness, lights, details and what counts the most, composition. A bombastic shot, very nice visual impact. About the question of edibility you talked to Gert about, I have to say this is the difference between a mycophile ("fungi lover") nation like Swedes and a mycophobe ("fungi hater") one like Dutch. On "hater" I of course mean collecting the wildly distributed edible species. Picking fruitbodies of common species will not destroy the funga of the given area or even nature itself, so I feel it's sometimes overreacted by a few people. Like for example the mycophobe Hollanders don't understand why the mycophile Polish guest workers used to collect fungi in the Dutch forest just the way they do it at home. This is simply difference of gastronomical cultures - some people like to eat wild fungi, because it's a part of their culture, while some others don't.

About the species: it's only living in areas where spruce (Picea abies), the only tree species Sarcodon squamosus is accepting as ectomycorrhizal partner, is wildly distributed, so no surprise it wasn't detected in my home country, Hungary. This is the 1st time I see it even on photo. So, dear Ulla, thank you so much for showing / teaching me something new this evening with your exceptional image and useful note.

Have a great weekend, friendly regards, László

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-06 14:00]

Hi Ulla,
Amazing fungis,i never seen before.Great colors and sharpness.The composition and details are very fine.TFS.

Hello Ulla
this is very beautiful looking fungus. I learn newly it was edible and useful. you greatly captured two ones of them with a great sharp focus and from great POV. DOF and coloration also great. light using and composition very nice. thanks for sharing it with good informative notes as always
best regards and have a nice new week

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-25 1:17]

Hello Ulla,
very special fungi which I have never seen it before. very unique tops and the texture is so exciting and different.
you have shown it beautifully in good use of lighting.
the surrounding is special too, so smooth and consistently sharp.
A simple but attractive view.


Hello Ulla,
Excellent shot of this interesting Fungi, very good sharpness and fine details
Best regards Murat

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