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Blushing Rosette

Blushing Rosette
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-03
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 320
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-04 9:26
Viewed: 4548
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A first posting from a great day out with Emma (Aramok) . Just before lunch after taking many fungi photo's in a piece of old coppice woodland on the edge of Royal Common, right along side the road we found a group of several different species of fungi, but this was the most outstanding of the group both for shape and colour, with the rough white pores and the Red/orange liquid exuding from spots all over the underside. The top surface was a dark pink fading to white at the top edges of the fan shaped tufts as they curl round on them selves in the cluster. I found only one record that looked like the ones we found but the description seem right, it will turn to a brown colour. As you can see from the one in the BG they start as a sort of lump, there is a stem but it is buried in the ground as it reaches up from the live roots of Beech or Oak it is living, the book also says that it can occur on the base of the trunk.
The name that this fungus has is Blushing Rossette Abortipous biennis alternative latin names are Daedalea biennis or Heteroporus biennis
Certainly not a fungus I have seen before and the book seems to hint at it being infrequent.
Hope you like and no-doubt you will get to see another angle from Emma, if you disagree with our identification of this fungus please feel free to tell what you think it might be please.
Looking forward to hearing your thought , and thanks for looking
After Note:-
Emma has had the identiefication confirmed as correct by a friend publishing a book on fungi, which is great. to see a top veiw have a look at Emma's post Blushing Rossette top veiw

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What a beautiful it is!!! i'm happy to see these mushroom posts, mushroom times are coming, that's a sign these posts! Hope i will meet them soon, we had rainy days last week:-)
i like this one a lot and i didn't know about it. i like its pored texture and the partly orange colours a lot. Great post!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-09-04 11:56]

Very nice picture of thie weird fungi. I particularly like the colours and textures.
Interesting notes!
TFS, Ulla

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-04 12:00]

What a wonderful and interesting species that you have well captured ! I never see before. Good exposure with flash. Congratulations Robert and thanks for sharing.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-09-04 12:43]


your new flash has really worked wonders on this fungi. You have pulled out some wonderful details in the side of the fungus, really giving it that corral look to it.

Some of the images from google certainly look like the 3 I have by the gate, so it will be quite interesting to see what the rest of TN think it may be....

nicely done and glad you enjoyed the day and got home safely.... seems the home bit is the problem....


Hi Robert,
I have a feeling Abortiporus biennis has quite a verity of different fruiting forms see those on my website which are quite different. It may also have something to do with there age. I like both yours and Emma's photos between them the give a good idea as to the fruiting form.

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