Fungi images needed for FDU2

Fungi images needed for FDU2

The second edition of Fungi Down Under is well under way. This edition will have 100 further species, bringing the total number of species to 200. We will also be including pages giving further information on each of the major groups covered in the book. We (e...

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Phallus indusiatus – White Crinoline Stinkhorn

On the ground, in tropical or subtropical wet forests. This phallic-looking species emerges from an egg as a white spongy stem with a conical head. A long, white indusium (net-like skirt) is suspended from the base of the head. The stinking, slimy, olive-brown...

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Ileodictyon gracile – Smooth Cage

On the ground, in litter, mulch and wood chips. One of two white, cage-like species which resemble a soccer ball with the panels punched out. Thin, smooth white arms broaden out where they join. A slimy, brown, smelly spore mass coats the inside. The cage spri...

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Ileodictyon cibarium – Wrinkled Cage

On the ground, in litter, mulch and wood chips. One of two white cage-like species which resemble a soccer ball with the panels punched out. Broad, white, transversely-wrinkled arms do not widen where they join. A slimy, brown, smelly spore mass coats the insi...

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Colus hirudinosus group – Craypot Stinkhorn

On the ground, in grass and forest litter. The reddish arms burst from a gelatinous egg to form a basket, like a craypot. The arms, attached to a stem, divide at the top and link together to create meshes. These carry the stinking, slimy brown spore mass which...

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