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Harold Gough 5th December 2018 09:32 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Calocera viscosa

This is a species commonly found in our wooodlands, exclusively on dead wood of conifers, usually on mossy stumps.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/15 at f9, hand-held.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1544045423

Harold Gough 6th December 2018 07:38 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Small Stagshorn Calocera cornea

Unlike C.viscosa, which is confined to conifers, this species is found only on broad-leafed trees. This was on Oak. The lichens on this length of dead branch on the floor has the typical coarse bark and cover of lichens ("lichenised fungi").

The fungus darkens from yellowish to orange in dry conditions. It was somewhat irksome that these were not yellow after several days of rain, rain the night before and rain during our search.:(

The term "stagshorn" is used in several fungus names. No stag ever had horns (permanent, unbranched): they have antlers which are seasonal and branched.

This species is mms tall, compared with C viscosa, which is cms tall.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, trwin flash hand-held.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/35/1739035.jpg

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Harold Gough 9th December 2018 09:01 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
The White Saddle Helvella crispa wih Stereo

This is a common Ascomycete mushroom in damp, deciduous woodland. It can be difficult to spot among fallen leaves (last image). It is ediblle, if you are very hungry. (Never consume fungi based on just a photograph).

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/07/1740707.jpg

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/08/1740708.jpg

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https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/10/1740710.jpg

From above:

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MJ224 9th December 2018 12:06 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harold Gough (Post 464754)
Small Stagshorn Calocera cornea

Unlike C.viscosa, which is confined to conifers, this species is found only on broad-leafed trees. This was on Oak. The lichens on this length of dead branch on the floor has the typical coarse bark and cover of lichens ("lichenised fungi").

The fungus darkens from yellowish to orange in dry conditions. It was somewhat irksome that these were not yellow after several days of rain, rain the night before and rain during our search.:(

The term "stagshorn" is used in several fungus names. No stag ever had horns (permanent, unbranched): they have antlers which are seasonal and branched.

This species is mms tall, compared with C viscosa, which is cms tall.

Olympus EM-1 (manual mode), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f11, trwin flash hand-held.

Harold

These images have come up very well Harold, I wonder how many hands you have...very informative too..*chr

Harold Gough 9th December 2018 12:42 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 465102)
These images have come up very well Harold, I wonder how many hands you have...very informative too..*chr

Thanks. these daylight shots require only two hands. I am about to fit a very bright Cree torch with a tripod thread so that I can see what I am focusing on.

Harold

Harold Gough 23rd December 2018 08:43 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Dead Moll's Finger with Fungus Parasite

It is a common experience, in woodland, to see old mushrooms with (usually white) mould on them. In the case of Xylaria longipes the reproductive tips of the fruiting bodies turn white anyway, to produce spores. This makes spotting of white parasitic fungus difficult..

The thick, white covering here is believed to be Calcarisporium arbuscula. This has been recorded on young growths of Stagshorn or Candle-stuff Fungus, Xylaria hypoxylon. This is abundant in our front garden, including on the rotting Sycamore logs where the Dead Moll's Fingers grows. However, searching it that locality, I found none of the parasite. It was only by also looking some 100 yards away, in our back garden that I found a small sample of what looked like the mould. Both samples are now drying for future examination.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, hand-held.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1545554479

Harold Gough 28th December 2018 11:27 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Myrtle Bush with Berries

Anyone who likes Blueberries will recognise the kinship of the plant whose flowers I have featured previously:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/top...4231/#13670592

These berries are on the very same plant. (They are culinary but as an ingredient rather than in their own right).

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8, hand-held.

The stereo is crosseye.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1545996339

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1545996339

wornish 5th January 2019 02:12 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Early signs of spring in the garden, the cycle begins again.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1993/New-Life.jpg

Harold Gough 6th January 2019 03:45 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Young Silver Leaf Fungus Colonies

This (Chondrostereum purpureum) is a fatal disease of various trees, especially plum trees and other stone fruit. It later becomes undulating and produces spores. This happens in the colder months, which is why susceptible trees are not pruned until the spring. The spores would land on and penetrate cuts ends of twigs and branches. I photographed these less than an hour ago.

These cuts ends, of Weeping Willow (felled 14 months ago) are about 10cm diameter.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/30 at f6.3 ISO 800, hand-held.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1546789421

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1546789421

Harold Gough 12th January 2019 05:16 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Echinopsis callichroma

This cactus was flowering in mid August, later than most species. The flower is about 10cm across.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/60 at f11 and f10, ISO 400, cloudy daylight, hand-held.

The stereos are crosseye.

Harold

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1547313170

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1547313170

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1547313170

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/uf...?ts=1547313170

art frames 13th January 2019 01:25 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
A real Beauty Harold. Perfect point to take the shot and very well composed and taken. *chr

Walti 13th January 2019 01:29 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Wow what a complex flower... it's determined to get insects right inside to ensure pollination!

Harold Gough 13th January 2019 01:50 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by art frames (Post 468040)
A real Beauty Harold. Perfect point to take the shot and very well composed and taken. *chr

Thanks, peter.

A reliable bloomer which I have had for many years.

I invested in some spectacular Echinopsis hybrids last year, some of which should flower in the warmer months.

Harold

MJ224 20th January 2019 09:32 PM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/...13e21848_b.jpg

Snowdrops.........
by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

*chr

MJ224 26th January 2019 10:07 AM

Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread
 
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Cobalt Crust Fungus (I am told)...*chr


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