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Fungi Season

Fungi

Fungi

Fungi in black and white — spokes in a wheel.

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

Fungal Idyll

Fungal Idyll

Fungal Idyll

A walk on Rangemore Track, looking for fungi, resulted in just one image. Well choreographed fungi on a branch well past its best.

Basket Fungus

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon cibarium)

Howlett Esplanade, Waterview – growing in mulch of wood chips.

Peeking up the Skirts …

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

… of a fungus. Clarks Bush, Titirangi. Mycena species.

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

Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric

Fly Agaric

I find it impossible to go past such a beautiful specimen of a fly agaric (Amanita mascara) – that’s what most insects seem to say, too, hence most of the fly agarics that you find are in poor state of repair…

You can’t see it from this angle — but there were actually fairies dancing under the cap of the shroom.

Earth Star

Earth Star

Earth Star

Geastrum sp. found at Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay. A puffball kind of fungus.

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

Mushrooming

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Autumn was long, dry and warm – but now winter has set in and finally the fungi make their appearance. Juist a small sample of what I came across in a local reserve. (I am no mushroom expert, my identifications are a bit vague.Foraging purely for visual delight — not for the palate.)

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

Fly agaric ready to unfold

Fly agaric ready to unfold

Fungal Beauty

Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

Found quite often in wood chip mulch, the starfish fungus (aseroe rubra) fully deserves its common name “anemone stinkhorn”. The brown spore masses on the ‘tentacles’ ooze a distinctly fecal aroma, making these pretty pictures ideal illustrations for the City Daily Photo theme of May: “Smell”. Many more images describing olfactory sensations may be found here.

Aseroe Rubra

Aseroe Rubra

Hericium Coralloides

Coral Tooth Fungus

Coral Tooth Fungus

This beauty of a fungus grows in Clark Bush, Titirangi. First time I ever came across such a thing. Apparently it’s edible …

Coral tooth fungus.

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

Mushroom Time

A cluster of what I think is Gymnopilus junonius. This time of year again – I am inexperienced with wild mushrooms, the ones I eat are all growing in a green grocer’s shop.

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