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sweet colour of the pura

sweet colour of the pura
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Copyright: Ersin UYANIK (eruyanik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 23 N: 1216] (5046)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-24
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 350D EOS, Canon EF-S 18-55
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 6:31
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Points: 20
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i always like this pink of the mycena pura and here i had a first photo to upload of mine. Mushrooms are colour of the worlds, i guess this was the biggest promotion which made me interested in fungi world so much. i know that the mushrooms are also source to produce colours and it's called "mushroom dye".

Mycena pura by Michael Kuo

One of the most beautiful species of Mycena, this widely distributed mushroom is found under hardwoods and conifers across North America. Unlike most members of the genus, Mycena pura tends to grow on the ground in forest litter, rather than in clusters on decaying wood. Other distinguishing features include its radishlike taste and odor, and the tendency of the cap to be convex or broadly bell-shaped (before flattening), rather than conical.

The colors of this species are extremely variable. When young and fresh, there is almost always lilac or purple involved--but as the mushroom matures other hues may predominate, depending on conditions. Nearly white or yellowish specimens are encountered, as well as pinkish brown and even reddish specimens. Alexander Smith, who usually delights in meticulously recording varieties of species, gives up entirely in his 1947 Mycena monograph; in a rare "lump" (as opposed to a "split"), he writes that "although one quickly learns to recognize the species, he soon gives up trying to distinguish any subdivisions of it" (189).


Ecology: Saprobic on forest debris under hardwoods and conifers; growing alone, scattered, or gregariously; terrestrial; widely distributed; spring, summer and fall (also in winter in California).

Cap: 2-5 cm; convex or bell-shaped, becoming flattened; the margin lined; smooth; moist or dry; typically lilac to purple when young, but often fading or developing other shades (including whitish, yellowish, pinkish brown or reddish).

Gills: Attached to the stem; close or nearly distant; purplish lilac or grayish to whitish; edges whitish.

Stem: 4-10 cm long; 2-6 mm thick; equal; hollow; smooth or with tiny hairs; whitish or colored like the cap.

Flesh: Insubstantial.

Taste: Radishlike; odor radishlike.

Spore Print: White.

Microscopic Features: Spores 6-9 x 3-3.5 µ; elliptical to nearly cylindrical; amyloid; cystidia rare or abundant, 40-70 x 10-20 µ; variously shaped.

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Selamlar Ersin Bey,

Fagus orientalis yaprakları arasında hoş bir çekim olmuş. Keşke İzmir'de de biraz kayın ormanı olsada o güzelim havayı solusak bizde. Kıskandım doğrusu. Elinize sağlık.


Wow, what a beauty, Ersin! The naturalness of this shot is unbelievable, man.
It is a joy to see your work again. Where have you been all these months and years?
Superb use of the ambient light. Congratulations!!

Hi Ersin. This pale violet mushroom is something I have never seen before. Very sharp details in the shot and the gills are well defined. I like the framing with natural setting. Well done and best regards - Jusni

Hallo Ersin
The colours and details of this image is great and everything portrays so well on the screen. I cannot find fault at all with this excellent photograph. I can only but sing my praises. Indeed a pleasant photograph with lots and lots of detail to appreciate. The leaves scattered around the mushroom adds extra pizazz to this already special image. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-29 16:50]

Merhaba Ersin,
a very clean and pleasant capture of the fungi. Excellently composed with details and features. The gills on the cap is lovely. You retained the surroundings very well too.
Well presented natural view of this small fungus.
Well done.


Selamlar Ersin bey,
nefis bir çalışma olmuş.
alan derinliğini çok beğendim.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Merhaba Ersin bey,
Karlı kayın ormanında :) güzel bir mantar türümüzü görüntülemişsiniz. Elinize sağlık,

Bonjour Ersin,
La publication manque d'un petit peu de profondeur de champ mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ersin,

I am sorry to say it is'nt myceana pur but this specie are Laccaria amethystina and i am 100% sure.
an good picture with good pov and sharpness.
Fine colours.


Merhaba Ersin bey,
Mycena pura, without doubt. Mycena rosea is bigger, while Laccaria amethystina is very-very different, both in color and cap textures. Great compo, sharpness and colors, too. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

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