Group portrait of men and boys standing on the porch of an unknown house, Denver, Colorado (undated)

A few nice x men images I found:

Group portrait of men and boys standing on the porch of an unknown house, Denver, Colorado (undated)
x men
Image by pellethepoet
Cyanotype. 10.7 x 9.8 cm.

Bought from an eBay seller in Belmont, Massachusetts, United States.

This was one of my first eBay purchases in early 2011. As I am about to reach 1 million views, I was looking for something special to post to get me over the line – and realised I’d never posted this pair of cyanotypes!

Strobilomyces-strobilaceus_6
x men
Image by amadej2008
Strobilomyces strobilaceus, syn.: Strobilomyces floccopus
Old Man of the Woods, Cone Fungus, DE Schwarzer Schuppenrörling
Slo.: črni kuštravec

Dat.: July 28. 2010
Lat.: 46.22183 Long.: 13.583125
Code: Bot_437/2010_DSC3372

Habitat: Predominantly Fagus sylvatica forest with some Picea abies and other hardwood trees, steep north-west oriented mountain slop, cretaceous clastic rock (flysh) bedrock, humid and shady place; partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies; average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 470 m (1.500 feet), border between submediterranean and alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: forest soil, under Fagus sylvatica.

Place: Kobarid region, Kolovrat mountain ridge, between villages Irdsko and Livek, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Comments: Growing solitary. Spores ornamented. Dimensions: 9,4 [10,9 ; 11,5] 13 x 7,4 [8,4 ; 8,8] 9,8 microns, Q = 1,1 [1,3] 1,5 ; N = 37 ; C = 95%, Me = 11,2 x 8,6 microns ; Qe = 1,3. Olympus CH20, NEA 100x/1.25, magnification 1.000 x, oil, in water. AmScope MA500 digital camera.

Ref.:
(1) boletales.com/genera/strobilomyces/s-strobilaceus/ 8.5–14.5 × 7–11 μm
(2) www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~6786.asp 10–12/8.5–11m
(3) www.gobe.si/Gobe/StrobilomycesStrobilaceus 10–12 x 8.5–11 µm
(4) www.asturnatura.com/especie/strobilomyces-strobilaceus.html 10-13/8-10

X-Man
x men
Image by Tinkersmom

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