Un champignon rose?

De passage à Evere, je me suis laissé tenter aujourd’hui par un petit tour à la réserve naturelle du Moeraske.

Au milieu de la grisaille ambiante, mon oeil de biologiste ne peut qu’être attiré par une tache rose-violette, au pied d’un chêne. Il s’agit d’un champignon, bien sûr, mais lequel? C’est Chondrostereum purpureum, ou stérée pourpre, un redoutable parasite qui provoque la “maladie de plomb”, entraînant la mort de l’arbre.

Au Moeraske en ce moment, il y a aussi nos amies les perruches à collier (Psittacula krameri), fort bruyantes ainsi qu’un couple de pics épeiche (Dendrocopos major), encore plus bruyants!

Quelques plantes pointent le bout de leur nez, comme la petite ortie (Urtica urens), diverses ombellifères, et toujours beaucoup de mousses!

About Sophie

Qui suis-je? Who am I? Wer bin Ich? A biologist crazy about everything that lives on earth, under water and in the air. Loving plants, gardening, music, diving and travelling. Currently rescuing threatened garden plants at Plant Heritage (NCCPG).
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3 Responses to Un champignon rose?

  1. Rach says:

    I have never seen that purple fungi before! Is it found only over there, or in different countries?

  2. Sophie says:

    From what I’ve read, it grows in temperate places, from North America to Europe or New Zealand. It’s also found in England, but seems more or less common depending upon the region. It’s a parasite of living trees (particularly of the Rosaceae family, so many of the common fruit trees can be attacked).
    Really, it’s the kind of colourful fungi you cannot miss!😉

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