During the "lean season", there is only Ganoderma

in FungiFriday4 months ago

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Recently, the extreme heat has been particularly draining; even at night, one can still feel the heat. There are times when it seems like a ridiculous idea to buy some ice cubes in the middle of the day, put them in the bathtub, and then take a shower in the chilly, fresh water. I'm not sure if you do it, but I do it after a long day outside when it's too hot.

It is obviously quite challenging to find mushrooms anywhere in the midst of such extreme heat like this. I tried doing it several times in the forests, even in the well-known moist forest, but the mushrooms showed no signs of life. The cause is the widespread drought.

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It is possible that only the Ganoderma species are the easiest to find. The fungus is hard-textured and can resist hot temperatures for months, so even in the summer they still remain rigid like fossils from prehistoric times.

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I took these pics around the beginning of January when the rainy season was still in session, so they are not the most recent things.

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I deliberately store them on my hard disk because I am sure that they'll be useful when the lean season (mushrooms) arrives. And now it's time to publish them on the 32nd #FungiFriday.

Have a wonderful #FungiFriday! 😉

All of the images here are my own work, taken with Xiaomi POCO NFC smartphone and an assembled external macro lens.

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It's always a cool idea to have some stash saved. These are nice leftovers.
I like the editing too :)

Thanks @ewkaw. I recall your suggestion to gather as many mushrooms as you could near the conclusion of the rainy season last April. 😁

Haha :D Now will they last till the next season?

I'm not sure, but I think it will only continue for three or four more posts. I can only hope that rain will soon fall before they go entirely. 😁