Oct 13, 2013

a Verse SpongeD

 

Like those memories
memories were pretty
pretty were the days
days have passed

passed in the history
history of our lives
lives as we lived
lived as it is heaven


heaven is here
here there are taxonomies
taxonomies of green and non green
non green are sponges
  
sponges are polyporuses
polyporuses have scaly caps
caps fanned out
out in the dead woods
  woods smell not fresh
fresh but like very green
green as it is green old
 old painting on the planet



 On getting my camera back after repair works, I was waiting for something to shoot on. Thus the day arrived...!!! Today, I was in a good mood to click on anything and then I got this interesting fungus (Polyporus squamosus).I got to know about this from my mother who is a botanist!!!
 Taxonamical information of this fungi is given below, have a quick look at it.


Image taken from google images
Scientific classification 

Kingdom:  Fungi
Phylum:    Basidiomycete
Class:       Agaricomycetes
Order:      Polyporales
Family:    Polyporaceae
Genus:     Polyporus
Species:   P.squamosus



Synonyms : 
Dryad's saddle, Polypore ecailleux, Schuppiger porling, Pheasant's mushroom, Hawk's wing

(In Greek mythology, dryad is a tree dwelling nymph, also known as a tree spirit. As Polyporus squamosus looked like a saddle that one of these tree spirits would sit on, it is named so.!!!)

Finally, it's just from a few clicks that I could learn about this parasitic fungi species which plays a key role in decomposing dead trees in woodland, thus maintaining the ecosystem. So every single creature have their own role in Earth and so you also. Play your role and have a great day...

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44 comments:

  1. I love it, very nice description. This wasy students will easily remember and study. I know how we used to rake our heads and learn classification during our graduation days.

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    1. Thanks Vandana and yes, you said it too, I also had terrible days while studying the classification and taxonamies during my higher secondary days.!!! If it's going to be helpful, then I will be so happier :) Have a great weekend :)

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  2. nice combination of poetry and photography, you're doin great Sruthi :)

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    1. Thanks Francis and this comment made me so happy :) have a great weekend

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  3. ...a delight to read with a refreshing accompanying photos & a bit of trivia... i enjoyed it.. smiles...

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    1. Thank you kelvin for such a lovely comment..Happy blogging :)

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  4. nice...i like that heaven is here...that little line, among all the others says so much....
    i had not though of it as vandana said, but the linking does allow a progression of thought....very cool

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and happy you liked it. Happy blogging :)

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  5. a poem in which my knowledge was expanded.. :)

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    1. Then am satisfied :) Thanks for the comment Robert :)

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  6. Beautiful photos. And yes, heaven is here in nature...all around us!!

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  7. Good use of botanical names in the poem. Very unique!

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  8. taxonomies . . . how cool that you were able to incorporate this into a poem.

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    1. Lovely comment :) It just happened actually.!!!

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  9. Old painting of the planet ~ What an interesting hobby you have and thanks for sharing your lovely pictures as well ~

    The loop form is well done and your note makes it even more meaningful ~ Thanks for linking up with Sunday's challenge and wishing you happy weekend ~

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    1. Thank you so much Grace :) Your compliment made my day :) It was an interesting challenge from you and i really enjoyed it. Waiting for many more interesting prompts.. Happy blogging ...:)

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  10. Those are some nice photographs.. I liked how you started every verse with the word, which ended the previous verse. Interesting write. :-)
    -HA

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  11. loveeeeeeeble memoriesssssssssssss (memories wereeeeeeee pretty ) great daaaaaa

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    1. Thank you soo much dear...:) when somebody really pretty say something means it is worthy..:)

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    2. Hi Shruthy - my forst time here and love the tender and lyrical tenor of this piece - I will be back for more some day for sure... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    3. Thank you so much for the wishes :) and am so happy you liked this one.Come back here again..
      Happy blogging :)

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  12. Indeed.. the fungi --- and how important they are. So much more than mushrooms (and I love to pick mushrooms)

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  13. I SO ENJOYED this post - the very cool looped poem, filled with unknown and intriguing names of such wonderfully photographed fungi. A veritable feast. Loved every morsel!

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    1. I am glad you liked this.It was my first attempt of looping and thank you so much for stopping here :) :)

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  14. I love your closing thought!! These images and the info. here are wonderful!

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  15. How interesting, what an important role this fungus has to help trees. I love your analogy that we each have a role in life as well. Well done! :)

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    1. Thank you..:) These comments are making my day brighter :) happy blogging :)

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  16. I love the photos of fungi, and your poetic response to them.
    K

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  17. We can find our own notions of heaven everywhere - so much beauty to see if we only care to take the time and look...
    Anna :o]

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  18. pretty are those pictures
    pictures you clicked
    clicked out of nature
    nature we seldom notice

    notice advertising the beauty
    beauty of the mind
    mind of the observer
    observer of fine details

    details that are unique
    unique is this blog
    blog speaking your thoughts
    .thoughts really simple

    simple yet beautiful !!!!!



    I'm no poet , this is all I could churn out of myself just to tell you how much I liked this post....




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    1. OMG!!! I am blessed :) hearty thanks for this pretty comment.I loved it so much.Meanwhile you did the looping very well...:) Thank you for bringing a great curve on my lips...:) :) :) Visit again..Have a great time..

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  19. Hmmmm
    Dryad's saddle . . . Eatable but not worth it! By the way this fungus attacks live trees. It seldom kills the tree but it doesn't do it any good.
    Enjoyed the poem and the pictures.

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    1. Both edible and non edible varieties are there for polyporus. But most of them are found to be non edible.Anyways not worthy as you said...!!

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  20. Oh! you mixed science and poetry! A very rare combination! I love the repetitive structure in the poem! Beautifully done :)

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    1. I like experimenting newer things and so attempted this one..:) thanks for stopping here :) keep visiting..

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