27 April 2011

Lacebark fungus

The old lacebark (Hoheria sp.) on the edge of the terrace still hangs on. Its days must be numbered though, judging from this crop of fungi. Still, when I returned a couple of days later, it was the fungi that had shrivelled. (Of course, the fungus inside the tree will be going strong).

[21 April 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 252 mm, ISO 400, 1/160 at f8]

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Relatively Retiring said...

What beautiful light and textures.

Ah, the secret life of fungi - many philosophical thoughts there, I'm sure.

pohanginapete said...

Thank you, RR. Fungi seem so alien, and their diversity's astonishing. In particular, fungi parasitic on animals (Cordyceps, for example) can be the stuff of science fiction — and nightmares, too.

Relatively Retiring said...

No more information, please!