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|Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa (Rare Waxgill)|
This attractive red mushroom is not as at all uncommon, despite its name.
The 'rare' refers to the red colour, as in the rare of an uncooked steak.
Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa is found in many types of forest throughout the world, usually in the autumn season, but also after spells of warm rain.
It grows to around 70mm in height with a cap up to 35mm in diameter.
The spore print is white, and with age the cap will turn a brighter red, orange, or even off white.
I've just realised,looking with my glasses,that this shot is not well foccused as I had thought.
Still,I post these fungi photos as much for the records as anything.
Hope you like it anyway.
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- [2007-05-25 7:11]
You are the master of nice little mushrooms of NZ ;-) This species in strange with its red color and seems in jelly. Beautiful composition with good use of DOF.
Bravo my friend and thanks for sharing.
Congratulations, good composition. My opinion is same Taz's. interesting and beautiful fungi species. TFS