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In The Virgin Forest pt. II. (38)
Hormon_Manyer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1467 W: 308 N: 2587] (10115)
Full title: In The Virgin Forest pt. II. - The Sensation or Into The Local Myco-History pt. III. - choose what You prefer...

As said in the note of my previous post, on 17th of May we, with some of my member mates in our Fungi Association of Miskolc + my father, visited the Virgin Forest in the Bükk mountains,a 24-hectares protected area where sylviculture wasn't done at all from the 1830's and where the average height of the 200 years old beech trees is 47 meters.

Although there's drought here, so we walked more than 20 kilometers to find 15 fungi species - but this one was worth all the effort. The ascomycota on the pic is a false morel specie, Gyromitra parma, and after 1996, 2002 and 1st of May 2009 it was the 4th detection of this specie in Hungary (the last 3, including ours, happened exactly in this forest).

Data sheet of the specie (source: the species list of our Fungi Association of Miskolc:

Scientific name: Gyromitra parma (synonym: Discina parma)
Common English name: no
Apothecium (fruitbody): when young, "cap" shape like cup or disc, surface wrinkled, reddish brown or yellow-ish brown.
Stem: height 30-50 mm, thickness 20-30 mm, wrinkled at the base, light brown or white, cavernous.
Flesh: light brown, odor not distinctive
Presence: on mossy ground or on decaying hardwood, from April to May. Found in Europe. Discovered in 1970 in Switzerland, also found in Yugoslavia (1978, 1982), Germany (1978) and Italy (1999).
Edibility: no

We, as the other local mycologists, found it on decaying beech (Fagus silvatica).

Photo: normally I don't like flash for fungi shots, but this time, by my opinion this version became better than the one with flash-off mode. Post-procession: sharpening the focused area, gaussian blur to the background, color correction, shadows / highlights, curve and level adjustment, framing, signing, re-sizing.

Workshops: on I You can see an older specimen while on II the fruitbodies on the substrate (from the ca. 20 specimens we found we picked 4 or 5 for microscopical analysation and other scientific things, but left the others in peace for reproduction).

Thanx for looking and reading all these, have a nice weekend. Cheers, László

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substrate
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The substrate with fruitbodies

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older specimen
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An older specimen