Principe fungus, unknown species

Bom Bom islet, Principe

I had many amazing moments on the forest floor of Bom Bom islet as there were so many fungi species with beautiful specimens.

Some were very hard to spot as they blended in so well with their surroundings, and this one has a beautiful cap of cracks creating a pattern that makes it blend in with the roots in which it is growing.

The pattern made me think of cracked porcelain, raising dough and stretch marks, and the latter two is what we see here. As it continues to grow the darker areas will be further apart and it will get a brighter appearance and be more visible against the surroundings.

Altitude: 40 meters

Last updated on 29 November 2020