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Mark Billiau.

Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (127) : Russula turci

It’s the first time I spotted a fungus growing so closely to the waterfront, with its feet nearly in the water.

The shot shows an old specimen of Russula turci, a fungus that grows mostly on clay soil.
It has a distinct smell of iodoform (a disinfectant that reminds of the typical ‘hospital air’).

For one reason or another, there exists no English name for this fungus.

Dutch name : Jodoformrussula
German name : Jodoform-Täubling
Latin name : Russula turci

Comments 32

  • Linda Herbert 11/04/2011 17:14

    It looks like its getting ready to jump in the water as it lifts its ruffled skirt over its head. Another interesting shot that makes you think. BW ~ Linda
  • Cobrak 11/03/2011 12:03

  • Gaby Falkenberg 10/18/2011 15:41

    Was für ein Prachtexemplar von Pilz,super schön auch das Licht.
  • Günter Nau 10/14/2011 9:02

    Grandioses Bild. Eine qualitative Steigerung ist nicht möglich.
    Grüße Günter
  • carinart 10/11/2011 16:33

    Wunderschön - diesmal am glitzernden Wasser gewachsen!
    L.G. Karin
  • Inge Stüwe 10/11/2011 11:50

    Ein wundervoller Pilz, wirkt sehr plastisch,
    von Dir großartig fotografiert!
    Liebe Grüße
  • Die Mohnblumen 10/11/2011 5:09

    Wirkt gewaltig aus dieser Perspektive.
    Klasse vom Bildaufbau, den Farben und der Schärfe. +++
    LG K-H
  • Adele Oliver 10/10/2011 21:39

    A beautiful specimen - Very picturesque standing so close to this little pond with its reflections. A great capture, beautiful and technically perfect.
    greetings, Adele
  • willy ombret 10/10/2011 21:26

    splendide photo très belle macro
    c'est superbe
    willy ombret
  • Lawson McCulloch 10/10/2011 20:34

    This is a first for ne also, as I have never seen any fungi close to water.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Vitória Castelo Santos 10/10/2011 20:24

    Gefällt mir SEHR,SEHR GUT!!!!
    LG Vitoria
  • Vera M. Shulga 10/10/2011 18:39

    Klasse Foto!
  • Gruber Fred 10/10/2011 18:38

    Ein Täubling auf einer einsahmen Insel,dass sieht stark aus.
    LG Fred
  • Josef Kainz 10/10/2011 17:55

    Eine gute Aufnahme gefällt mir
    vg. josef
  • Bergjäger 10/10/2011 16:37

    Wieder ein Pilzbild vom allerfeinsten!!
    Super schön diese Beleuchtung!
    LG Bergjäger
  • Angelika El. 10/10/2011 16:34

    Oh, der wirkt ja richtig plastisch - fast wie dreidimensional! Licht und Farben sind w ieder Klasse!!!!


  • Jojo. 10/10/2011 15:20

    Bises- Jojo
  • Perry Blevins 10/10/2011 14:25

    Well spotted Mark. A great sharpness and wonderful light. Was this near the swamp land? Thanks for the info also.
  • Werner R. Albert 10/10/2011 14:18

    An amazing shot, Mark !
    So well presented in best light and colours.
    best wishes
  • Irbenika 10/10/2011 13:03


    Yes, it is a very unusual place for a russula!
    In Russian it is called "syroezhka" - this means that it can be eaten raw :-))
    Marvellous photo!!

  • Christine Ge. 10/10/2011 12:44

    Die Bildqualität ist mal wieder großartig. So wirkt das schöne Motiv noch attraktiver.
    Gruß Tina
  • Fons van Swaal 10/10/2011 11:24

    How big( tall ) is this Fungi.......??
    What a beautiful shot Mark...
  • BRYAN CRUTE 10/10/2011 11:03

    These fungi shots as so good they should be in a reference book !

  • Ayse Nalan Yasin 10/10/2011 10:56

    Presence to the magical .. Looks like real .. A very good work Mark
    Cheers Ayse
  • Mauro Stradotto 10/10/2011 10:54

    Mi hai fatto immaginare perfettamente l'odore di questo fungo!
    Bella e suggestiva ripresa!
    Buona settimana,