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Crinoline Stinkhorn or Bridal veil fungus – Phallus indusiatus. The stinkhorn uses its foul odour to attract flies, which are responsible for cross pollination of the species and also redistribute it’s spores.104 views as at 8/5/10
Another fungi from the Stinkhorn family
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OOOO faintTHIS IS GORGEOUS ! you are so lucky. What a fabulous stinky fungi…just beautiful netting.
Hi Carla, thanks for your comments and favouritings!
Fantastic find my friend,, I would have fainted coming across this beauty,, peace and love linmarie
Thanks linmarie, this species really does live up to it’s name – I smelt this specimen from down the track before I spotted it.
That is so beautiful!! WOW!! :p
That is so cool! Easy to see why they call it a bridal veil fungus. It looks so delicate! Excellent image!
Thanks Jan, this is the most photogenic example of the species I have come across, the veil usually doesn’t form quite so perfectly.
Your work has been featured and you can enter this image into the April Features challenge
Thanks very much for the feature! And yes, I shall enter the challenge.
Gorgeous! Too bad it smells so bad. Congrats on the well-deserved feature!
amazing looking fungus, reminds me of those china dolls with the big crinoline skirts that used to collect dust and were so fragile we were forbidden to touch them. Congrats on the feature, what a wonderful find.
Thanks very much.
Great capture – extraordinary!
A piece of natural art
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