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Sarcodon thwaitesii


Sarcodon thwaitesii
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10IS
Exposure: f/8, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-30 4:05
Viewed: 5312
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sarcodon thwaitesii is one of many tooth fungi that are found in Nothofagus (beech) forests in New Zealand.

The fungi has a normal mushroom form, with classic cap and stem, only with big pointy teeth underneath instead of gills.
What we are looking at is two fungi that have grown so close to each other that they have 'recoiled' from each other in order to both get light, giving the appearance of a gaping toothy mouth.
I'm not surprisec that nobody worked out what it was. Its very very strange indeed.
Thanks for looking .... and being so patient :)

Cheers
Steve

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Hallo Steve
Just back and playing quiz games hey! This is a very interesting looking subject and strongly reminds me about the malformed man they called the Elephant man, don't ask me why but in some way it does. Until you tell us the real name of it, I can tell you that your image is filled with lots of luscious greenery and is indeed captured in a beautiful surrounding. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hi Steve,
I guess it's a fungi but but google did not tell me much,I give up and wait for future comments!Interesting quiz and stange presentation
Have a good weekend
Albert

Hi Steve,
I'm glad You're posting again. Beautiful and interesting shot. Maybe a species from Hydnaceae family?
Friendly regards, László

HI Steve.
I feel envy :)
Ispent a gooood time, with your gallery today, and found a bunch of great shots of plenty of beautiful species. I hope to solve my inet connection speed soon, otherwise I will become crazy :)
Excellent work, not only the fungui, but the places you show are just heaven for me.
Congratulations, keep on good work. I am now preparing for our season, which begins a week after the first abundant rains, maybe in one or two months time.
Regards, Felipe.

Very nice capture Steve
.Great detail and excellent POV
Best Eyal

Hi Steve,
That's the stuff which gives children nightmares - after having been threatened by a cross parent - that the bogey-man will get them, if they do not behave!

Does anybody eat this fungi (thing)? How big is it?

It is a great presentation of one of Nature's wonders in your lush forests.

Thanks for bringing us New Zealand's specialities. Is it not a miniature All Black performing the Haka? :-)

Warm Greetings
Ingrid

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