Observation 49523: Cordyceps Fr.
When: 1994-11-25
No herbarium specimen

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Used references: Shimizu, Daisuke. (清水 大典) Color inconography of vegetable wasps and plant worms. (原色 冬虫夏草図鑑) Tokyo: Seibundo Shinkosha (誠文堂新光社), 1994.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-11 23:26:47 EDT (-0400)

who are interested in seeing more of these images

these links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2156445850
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2155652111
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2155652399
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2156446014
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2155652187
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12316330@N08/2155652307

show the only six illustrations available on the web from this beautiful and exceedingly rare volume. I thought it would make a valuable contribution to MO to upload all of the color panels here as individual observations, as the book can only be purchased in Japan (http://www.seibundo-shinkosha.net/...) and my efforts to reach both the publisher and the author have, so far, been in vain.

Most of us will be dead by the time this enters the public domain. A downright shame to think that more people won’t be able to see Shimizu’s talent before then.

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By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2010-12-20 23:00:07 EST (-0500)
agreed
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-08-02 23:43:58 EDT (-0400)

among the most spectacularly beautiful I’ve ever seen. some 150-250 more are on their way.

the illustrations in this book are exquisite…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-02 22:36:39 EDT (-0400)

no matter how macabre the subject.

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