Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

June 12, 2011

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Filed under: Black and White,Fungi — paul @ 6:56 am
Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

We saw several of these when we did the Mount Auckland Atuanui Walkway. They grow like puffballs on the ground – this one would be about 10cm in diameter – then the skin bursts and reveals this pretty structure. (But they are smelly.)

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.

4 Comments

  1. It looks so beautiful. Isn’t nature wonderful? It’s a fine shot.

    Comment by Dragonstar — June 12, 2011 @ 7:54 am

  2. What an amazing thing.

    Comment by joan — June 12, 2011 @ 6:05 pm

  3. Truly amazing!

    Comment by Harry Snowden — June 18, 2011 @ 5:07 am

  4. I would very much like to come across one of these one day – though I expect I would take its photo in colour.

    Lucy

    Comment by Lucy Corrander — June 18, 2011 @ 6:12 am

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