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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

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I was thinking more of an abstract than a field guide type of image.
Sometimes I see such possibilities. Here is a compromise. I have cropped and processed as high contrast B/W.

I don't think it does much for me but it has some merit.



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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I quite like it but wonder about leaving a small section of the edge in to give it some context.
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I quite like it but wonder about leaving a small section of the edge in to give it some context.
Abstract in context? Is this the latest fad?

Please take a copy, play with it and post your version.

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Abstract in context? Is this the latest fad?

Please take a copy, play with it and post your version.

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Not really a fad, I mean leaving a small section of the edge to give a clue as to what you're looking at.
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Myxomycete on Open Mesh

No great images here but I have never seen this arrangement before. The fruiting bodies are normally on a solid, if soft, substrate. The stereos are crosseye.

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Myxomycete on Open Mesh

No great images here but I have never seen this arrangement before. The fruiting bodies are normally on a solid, if soft, substrate. The stereos are crosseye.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Canna Fruits

Following the gaudy red flowers, I like the shapes and spikiness of these fruits.

The angle is because the spike is a couple of feet, or so, taller than I am. I could have stood on something to get level but then I would have tres, houses, etc. in the background.

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Spore capsules of Slime Mould Leocarpus fragilis

This species is unusual in that it is the only one I have come across which populates both sides of a leaf. These sporangia are of a shape which is failry distinctive but it has many other forms and colours. This was from the same location, a mostly Sweet Chestnut woodland, where we also found a more-confusing form:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1511316

I had to rush these shots and I was not happy with the lighting but the key features are shown.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Thanks Harold, you do help me to see some unusual things. I like the posts on Fredmiranda too as they show the general view as well as the closeup of another example. (added ....I see the same pictures are posted here too! in a separate thread)

I am looking to go on a fungi forage shortly, probably much more ordinary species. But I will have a look at anything yellow too. Today would have been a good day, but I have to mix up some concrete for a seat base...
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Thanks Harold, you do help me to see some unusual things. I like the posts on Fredmiranda too as they show the general view as well as the closeup of another example.

I am looking to go on a fungi forage shortly, probably much more ordinary species. But I will have a look at anything yellow too. Today would have been a good day, but I have to mix up some concrete for a seat base...
Thanks, Peter.

The Fredmiranda post is not of this colony and the sporangia are of a different, less-distinctive shape.

The fungus season is now going quite strongly, after a second pause.

If you want the best chance of finding slime moulds they favour well-rotted wood, usually of low density (drying out). The Strawberry SM likes to live amongst moss on rotten trunks.

Conifers have different species than deciduous.

The sides or undersides of rotting logs/twigs on the ground often have photogenic crusts.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Serpula himantioides

This is the country cousin of S. lachrymans, which causes dry rot in buildings. S. himantioides damages growing trees, one effect being Butt Rot, which rots the bases of trees.

The white parts, which are less well-defined that the brown parts, are regions of growth.

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Can anyone ID this lovely wild flower, seen at Penllergaer Woods today. Plenty of them around....

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Himalayan Honeysuckle Leycesteria formosa

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Mistaken Identity: Tremella foliacea

We have a dead apple tree which is still standing. The Silver Leaf fungus which killed it is still alive.

I recently thought I had spotted some very young and tender Silver Leaf brackets emerging from the bark.

Today I was identifying an Ascomycete fungus and saw, next to it on the page, what looked like the images shown below. I went out to the tree and looked where the subject had been nine days earlier. There was no bracket, the fungus have disappeared.

It is one of the jelly fungi. It would have become more brown and leaf-like before dying. It is known by various names, including Brown Witches Butter. It is a parasite of other fungi, in this case presumably of the Silver Leaf Chondrostereum purpureum.

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Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

A Jelly Fungus Tremella

Tremella spp are parasitic on other fungi. At a guess, the host was Candle Snuff fungus Xylaria polymorpha. This colony had a resemblance to Tremella fuciformis which is of cullinary importance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tremella_fuciformis

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/tremella_fuciformis.html


T. fuciformis, which parasitises Hypoxylon, has not been recorded in the UK but, originally thought to be tropical and subtropical, is being found in temperate regions of the Americas.


This specimen has no portion larger than a few mm. The visible form of this young growth is not particularly exciting or aesthetic but it is in a nice setting, on a moss-covered rotten tree stump.


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