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Mushroom gills

Postcard from Franconia No. 581

Mushroom gills

Exposure Details

exposure time: 1/125s ~ aperture: f11 ~ focal length: 90mm ~ ISO 1600
camera: Sony α7R III ~ lens: FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
categories: autumn ~ macro ~ mushroom
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shot on: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Buchen-Schleimrübling or Oudemansiella mucida

Oudemansiella mucida, commonly known as the ‘wood ear’ is a species of mushroom belonging to the family Physalacriaceae. It is a small, ear-shaped, brownish-grey mushroom found throughout Europe and North America, growing on decaying hardwood. This species of mushroom is edible, but not particularly popular as it has a rubbery texture and mild flavor. Oudemansiella mucida is also known to have medicinal properties, as studies have shown that it contains bioactive compounds that have antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor effects.

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