Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stumped


I came upon this mushroom at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park's Barataria Preserve, just south of New Orleans (across the Mississippi River) in Jefferson Parish. I don't know one mushroom by name from another. I am surely not a mycologist. I just liked the color and shape of this one growing on log.

--steve buser

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11 comments:

teahouse said...

Wait...this is weird, and maybe I'm going crazy...but doesn't it look kind of like MARDI GRAS colors??? Egads!

Ms M said...

That's one colorful mushroom! Maybe teahouse is right; it came from a Mardi Gras spirit...

Hope said...

The colors are beautiful on that mushroom...I've never seen one so colorful!

JM said...

This surely is fantastic! Glad you have found it!

Boise Diva said...

I would call it a rainbow mushroom.

Marie said...

Maybe you will find its name here:
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/champyves/home/par_image/toutes_consoles.htm

It might be what we call "amadouvier" in French but I am not sure. I have always been fascinated by these very strange mushrooms.

They make beautiful photos but I am not sure they make good omelets!

Roadrider said...

Nice shelf fungus. Looks like "Turkey Tail."

Jon said...

Steve, Great photo of the rainbow-colored fungus or whatever it is.

BTW, I figured out how to convert my template to a stretch one so ignore my e-mail to you. Thanks.

Jon at Mississippi Garden

Rambling Round said...

Looks like it holds a rainbow of colors. Beautiful closeup, Steve.

gogouci said...

I think I may have ingested some of that mushroom...I'm starting to see funny colors.

photowannabe said...

Colorful fungus. Seems the more color denotes poison...actually I haven't a clue but its pretty.