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Clubfoot
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Copyright: Richard Bond (doghouse756) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 55] (263)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-01
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400D, Tokina AT-X Pro 100mm Macro 2.8, (digital)
Exposure: f/32, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-01 11:36
Viewed: 3524
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Clitocybe clavipes.
synonyms: Clitocybe pied en massue, Clubfoot, Keulen-Trichterling

location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Bulbous base of stem
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Cap 2-8cm across, flattened convex with a slight umbo at first, later depressed; buff to gray-brown with an olivaceous tint, paling toward the margin; moist, smooth, with matted hairs and scurfy on the disc. Gills deeply decurrent, nearly distant narrow to broad; pale creamy yellow. Stem 30-70 x 5-15mm, stuffed, greatly swollen at the base and tapering upward; whitish to ash; spongy, covered in silky fibers. Flesh thick, spongy then rather brittle when dry; white, but yellowish toward the base. Odor strong, sweet. Taste mild. Spores subglobose to ellipsoid, smooth, nonamyloid, 5-8 x 3-5. Deposit white. Habitat singly or in groups on the ground under conifers or sometimes deciduous trees. Common. Found widely distributed Europe and North America. Season July-November .Not edible. Comment If eaten in conjunction with alcohol a headache or transient rash may occur.

Courtasy Roger Phillips Mushrooms

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-11-01 12:17]

Hello Richard,

Very nice composition with natural colours. The focus is good.
Cheers,
Mariki

The difficult exposure with this light subjects and dark BG is very well managed.
Nice composition and details too.
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

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