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Mark Billiau.


Pro Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi world (95) : Penny Bun

The Penny Bun is a fungus whose habitat consists of forests dominated by pine and spruce.

Sometimes on occasion, its cap can reach 30cm in diameter, a stem height up to 25cm and a total weight of 3kg !

This edible fungus is considered as one of the safest wild mushrooms to pick for the kitchen table, as there are no poisonous species that closely resemble it. But it is also an important food source for animals such as the Red Squirrel. So I would strongly advice to leave it where it belongs and that’s the forest !

Dutch name : Eekhoorntjesbrood
German name : Fichtensteinpilz
Latin name : Boletus edulis

A big thanks to aline64 for the kindly nomination of this picture.

Comments 67

  • Janet Morgan 10/29/2012 10:16

    What a fantastic photo of this unusual and large fungi.
    Regards
    Jan
  • fane H 12/02/2011 18:02

    Smurf house ^^
  • Cobrak 11/03/2011 11:39

    Magnifique!
  • Rikki und Winni 12/31/2011 11:45

    What a wonderful picture!
    I LOVE "Steinpilze"!!!!
    We wish you also a WONDERFUL 2011 !!!!
    Regards
    Rikki+Winni
  • Jacques BURY 11/14/2010 23:05

    Une superbe série de photos qui pourrait sans conteste
    être utilisée pour l'illustration d'un ouvrage de mycologie.
    Amitiés
    Jacques
  • sailor466 11/10/2010 21:09

    hallo - ein ganz wunderbares bild mit tollem licht!!
    und danke.... !
    m.l.g. dieter
  • Majid mehraban 11/09/2010 8:57

    +++
  • Ushie Farkas 11/09/2010 8:36

    100 % PRO!!!! Grüße Ushie
  • Mark Billiau. 11/07/2010 17:34

    @ Everybody who voted pro : thank you very much.
    And of course a special thanks to aline64 for the nomination of this picture.

    Mark
  • - Edith Vogel 11/07/2010 13:46

    +
  • brithiebird 11/07/2010 13:46

    pro+++
  • Véronique Soulier 11/07/2010 13:45

    +
  • Die Mohnblumen 11/07/2010 13:45

    pro
  • Deryck 11/07/2010 13:45

    +++
  • Stefano Todde 11/07/2010 13:45

    +
  • Gasser Lisbeth 11/07/2010 13:45

    +++PRO+++
  • Leo_nid 11/07/2010 13:45

    pro
  • Michael Grotkamp 11/07/2010 13:45

    Pro
  • Alfredo Mazzoni 11/07/2010 13:45

    ++
  • Susana Miguel 11/07/2010 13:45

    Hello Mark:
    For me, fungi seem to have a strong connection to fairy tales, to gnomes and elves...
    ...and your photo somehow manages to introduce the viewer into this fairy tale word, the yellow colouring of this fungus underlines this impression.
    I am waiting for the mythological creature to appear between the dark green plants of the background...
    A Pro for details of the photo and for the imagination you conjured up.
    Regards,
    Susana
  • E. T. 11/07/2010 13:45

    pro
  • Jörg Klüber 11/07/2010 13:45

    +++
  • Luigi Scorsino 11/07/2010 13:45

    +++pro+++
  • Thoralf 11/07/2010 13:45

    pro +++
  • Pozer Katalin 11/07/2010 13:45

    ++++++++++++

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