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Clavariadelphus occidentalis

Clavariadelphus occidentalis
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Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-06
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/16, 2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-14 2:57
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First time I see Clavariadelphus occidentalis, and quite a big group of them.
Curious looking mushrooms - so curious it was easy to find the ID.

some info from http://www.rogersmushrooms.com:

location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Yellow, Violet or purple, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure

Clavariadelphus pistillaris (Linn.: Fr.) Donk syn. Clavaria pistillaris Fr. Pestle-shaped Coral. Fruit body 7-30cm high, 2-6cm wide, forming a large club swollen at its apex; light yellow to deep ochre, with a purplish-lavender bloom over the stem; dry, smooth, with longitudinal wrinkles on the lower part of the club; never branching. Flesh firm then soft and spongy; white, bruising brownish. Odor sickly, mushroomy. Taste mild to bitter. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, (7.5) 9-13.8(16) x 4.5-7.5µ. Deposit white to yellowish. Habitat gregarious to solitary in leaf litter, especially beech. Found widespread in North America and also in Europe. Season July-October. Edible.

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Hi Shir.
Lovely image, sharp with great detail and colour of this fungus showing it's environment.
Beautifully exposed.


Interesting subject. Well exposure. You brought out the nature colors of it and pretty matching ground.
Best regards,

Hola Shir,
Hacía tiempo no visitaba tu galería, y veo unas magníficas reproduciones de hongos, todas ellas con bonita composición, gran nitidez y bellos colores. Gracias por compartirlas. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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