NATURE'S JEWELRY - SHELF FUNGUS GILLS by May Lattanzio

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I saw this and said to myself how beautiful it would be cast in precious metal.

It’s a small cluster, barely an inch long. The fungus is a shelf fungus, fuzzy, pink and very pretty. I have the other side among my images.

This fungus seems to like oak branches.

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Bayou George, FL

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fungus, gills, pink, florida, cluster

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  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    The pink color facinates me May! This is a cluster of Split-gill fungi…Schizophylum commune. Usually is a grayish white in color…love the pink and agree with you completely…it WOULD make a gorgeous piece of jewelry and I’d definately wear it proudly :o)

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioover 3 years ago

    I’m wondering if this fungi reacted to our unusually cold winter and turned pink. The whole thing was about 1-1/4 inch long. Very, very tiny.

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago


    Don’t forget to enter the February Features Challenge!

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    O….just saw your reply……very likely the pink is a parasitizing fungus or even a type of algae? Not sure which just yet….will have to do some studies…try submitting to my other group ID Me ~ Nature Photos Only
    Lots of knowledgable people there that might have an idea

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
    So very beautiful art from your heart:)
    Sunny

  • artwin1
    artwin1over 3 years ago

    I would LOVE to cast that in my porcelain.

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    Beautiful. I first thought it a marine creature:)

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioabout 1 year ago

    Schizophyllum commune and I have Daniel Winkler of Puget Sound to thank for the identification. Check out his website.

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