Magpie ink cap fungus

Magpie ink cap fungus

B250/1445 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: JOHN WRIGHT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Magpie ink cap fungus (Coprinus picaceus) during the early stages of spore release. Spores are the reproductive cells of fungi. In ink cap fungi spores mature from the outer edge of the cap inwards. After spore release the gill tissue begins to digest itself (autodeliquescence) and curl up and in order to allow spore release from the centre. To see photographs of the later stages of this process see B250/1446 and B250/1447. Photographed in Normandy, France, in November.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: autodeliquescence, autumn, biological, biology, botanical, botany, cap, coprinus picaceus, eumycota, flared, fungal, fungi, fungus, leaf litter, magpie inkcap, mushroom, mycology, nature, november, one, reproducing, self-digestion, single, spore release, stalk, winter

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.