Eray Özkan - Honey Fungus

Name and surname: Eray Özkan

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Country: Turkey 

Title: Honey Fungus - Armillaria mellea

Description: Armillaria mellea, which is also known as honey fungus, is a type of fungus in the Armillaria genus. It is a plant pathogen that causes Armillaria root rot and is part of a group of closely related and similar-looking species. When it infects a tree, it produces mushrooms around its base and the tree's crown shows signs of infection such as discolored foliage, stunted growth, and eventually death. The mushrooms are safe to eat, but some individuals may not tolerate them well. Additionally, this species is capable of emitting light through bioluminescence in its mycelium.

This illustration shows its different parts in different perspectives.

a. Over Cap
b. Preview
c. Section
d. Side
e. Under Cap

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Pencil sketch & Digital colouring
Artificial intelligence: No I did not use an artificial intelligence program.
Size: 210 x 297 cm
Year: 2023