A group for images of those soft and weird fungi and mushrooms that you find.

Mycelium on Fungi.

This challenge closed almost 7 years ago.

The Challenge

Please enter an image on which you can clearly see the Mycelium, the white treads at the bottom of the fungus stem. (See example image) This is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, threadlike hyphea.

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for the image that you think is the best and shows the Mycelium on the fungi and it by the guidelines of this challenge.

Rewards & Prizes

Winning image gets a Banner and a spot on the overview page of the group for at least Two weeks. And this time the Top10 winners will get a Banner also.

Additional Information

Mycelium is vital in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for its role in the decomposition of plant material. It contributes to the organic fraction of soil, and its growth releases carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. The mycelium of mycorrhizal fungi increases the efficiency of water and nutrient absorption of most plants and confers resistance to some plant pathogens. Mycelium is an important food source for many soil invertebrates.

Jozef’s image shows it really well also, here is the link to his image

Cover Image: Growing towards the light. by vandeBelt


The Top Ten

Furbee wanna b? by Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

Furbee wanna b? by Carla Wick/Jan... was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 12 votes.

  • Honey fungus bootlaces by MattRooney
  • Solitary 'Shroom by Meg Hart
  • Untitled by stjc

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