Phallus rubicundus

Phallus rubicundus

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(Stinkhorn)

FAMILY

Phallaceae

Species

Phallus rubicundus

Common name

Stinkhorn

Colour

Stem red to orange

Habitat

Occurs singly or in clumps in humus or decaying wood

Description

This stinkhorn fungus is usually first detected by its smell which attracts flies. The stem is red to orange, surface reticulate. The head is dark brown initially then fades as spores are shed. It lacks a veil or skirt, common in parks and gardens

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