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Sphaerobolus stellatus
Sphaerobolus stellatus
Cannon Fungus
Photographer: Ron Wolf

ID: 0000 0000 1208 0735 (2008-12-06)

Copyright © 2008 Ron Wolf

  • date of photo  Dec 6, 2008
  • location   Big Basin State Park (Santa Cruz County, California, US)
  • family Geastraceae
  • order Phallales
  • class Basidiomycetes
  • notes   The peridium in this view has already fired its spore sac. The glossy protrusion is actually the inverted lining of the peridium.
  • camera   Canon 20D, 65mm MPE macro, f/16, 1.6 sec.
  • photo category: Fungi - fungi

  • common names   Cannon Fungus, Sphere Thrower, Artillery Fungus, Shotgun Fungus (photographer)
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    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2008 Ron Wolf. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Ron Wolf RonWolf[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


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