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Pretty (and) stinky

My lovely friends sometimes send me photos of interesting things. One such is the fruit body of the stinkhorn, Phallus indusiatus. It is sometimes called the crinoline fungus because of its stiff, white ‘petticoat’ (in botanical terms, the indusium). This … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the red phallus fungus

A couple of posts ago, I reported on the fruiting body of a stinkhorn fungus, Phallus rubicunda. I promised Denis I’d keep an eye out for the development of more, and as luck would have it another one popped out … Continue reading

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The red phallus

Get your minds out of the gutter, folks – I’m talking about the fabulous stinkhorn fungus, Phallus rubicundus. Several have popped up in the garden lately, but this one is the most spectacular. The gucky, slimy brown substance on the … Continue reading

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A not yet stinky stinkhorn

This fungus is in the paddock at the moment, in a very dry spot. I’m hoping it will uncurl and be easier to identify, but I’m guessing it’s a not yet unfolded Clathrus archeri. They apparently smell vile (hence the … Continue reading

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