Stinkhorns Fungi Gallery

Phallus rubicundus
Phallus rubicundus

This pinky red stinkhorn fungus has distinctive smelling, sticky brown gleba at the apex that attracts insects that then disperse the spores. This species is often found in leaf litter. Photo by Heather Elson.

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Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri

Emerges from an egg like structure with 4-6 red arms that have olive-brown smelly substance 'gleba' covering them. The gleba attracts flies to spread spores. Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Clathrus archeri
Clathrus archeri

Emerges from an egg like structure with 4-6 red arms that have olive-brown smelly substance 'gleba' covering them. The gleba attracts flies to spread spores. Photo by Herman Anderson.

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Ileodictyon gracile
Ileodictyon gracile

White wrinkled cage-like structure that grows on soil, emerging from an egg-like sac. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

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Aseroe rubra
Aseroe rubra

Commonly known as the Anemone Starfish , this unusual looking fungus is found on soil amongst leaf litter. The brown gleba in the centre of the fruitbody attracts insects such as flies which transport the spores to aid in reproductive success. It was the first Australian fungus to be formally described. This was from a specimen taken at Recherche Bay in Southern Tasmania. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Aseroe rubra
Aseroe rubra

Commonly known as the Anemone Starfish , this unusual looking fungus is found on soil amongst leaf litter. The brown gleba in the centre of the fruitbody attracts insects such as flies which transport the spores to aid in reproductive success. It was the first Australian fungus to be formally described. This was from a specimen taken at Recherche Bay in Southern Tasmania. Photo by Beth Heap.

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Aseroe rubra
Aseroe rubra

Commonly known as the Anemone Starfish , this unusual looking fungus is found on soil amongst leaf litter. The brown gleba in the centre of the fruitbody attracts insects such as flies which transport the spores to aid in reproductive success. It grows from an egg-like sac as seen in this photo. It was the first Australian fungus to be formally described. This was from a specimen taken at Recherche Bay in Southern Tasmania. Photo by Heather Elson.

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Asero rubra
Asero rubra

Commonly known as the Anemone Starfish , this unusual looking fungus is found on soil amongst leaf litter. The brown gleba in the centre of the fruitbody attracts insects such as flies which transport the spores to aid in reproductive success. It was the first Australian fungus to be formally described. This was from a specimen taken at Recherche Bay in Southern Tasmania. Photo by by Helen Robertson.

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Lleodictyon cibarium
Lleodictyon cibarium

White wrinkled cage-like structure that grows on soil, emerging from an egg-like sac. Differs from L.gracile as that species has smoother cage. Photo by Charlie Price.

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