Phallus indusiatus

Phallus indusiatus

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(Crinoline Stinkhorn, Bridal Veil Fungus)

FAMILY

Phallaceae

Species

Phallus indusiatus (syn. Dictyophora)

Common name

Crinoline Stinkhorn, Bridal Veil Fungus

Colour

Usually white

Habitat

Usually found in rainforest in litter

Description

The common name of this species is based on the net or indusium, which is attached below the enlarged conical head. The net varies in length, usually white but may be yellow or orange. Has a fetid smell which attracts flies.

Further Images

Phallus indusiatus