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Investigate Imleria by Oniroid Investigate Imleria by Oniroid
Imleria badia commonly known as Bay Bolete, This is a cross section "of a sort", the white area at the top is the mycelium within the cap "it will bruise blue to any pressure", The dark strip below the mycelium seems to be a thin gelatinous substance, That area that  looks like reptile skin is the top of the spore tubes, they seem to be closed off, Below that we see the spore tube, the spores are ejected from the surface area inside each tube, they then fall down the tubes and away.
The spore tube area can easily be thumbed away from the mushroom, When dried it can be powdered and used as a flavoured thickener "great in stews and soups" The whole mushroom is a choice edible, and when sliced and dried will keep for a few years.

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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Awesome explanation. What purpose has that gelatinous substance?
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Oniroid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
i have no certain answer, perhaps to mediate moisture, perhaps needed to stick the tubes to the cap
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PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Thank you.
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015   Photographer
Cool..!
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Oniroid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Thank you
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Photographer
Looks like a retreating glacier.
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Oniroid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
does that make it super cool :)
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   Photographer
Actually I think it does.  I'm sure its your composition that shows off this aspect.  They may look great IRL but fungus are actually difficult to shoot well.  At least I have found it so.
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