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satyendra tiwari

Jul 28, 2010, 12:42:32 PM7/28/10
Dear All,
I have seen this kind of picture posted before on the group but I couldn't find it in the data base. Because I had no clue how to find it without knowing its name.
Hence I am posting this picture here for help in ID, Please.

Date/Time- 27th July 10

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  Tala Village M.P.

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Fungi

Height/Length- 6-8 inches

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-

Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-

Photographer  Satyendra Kumar Tiwari

Satyendra K.Tiwari.
Wildlife Photographer, Naturalist, Tour Leader
H.NO 139, P.O.Tala, Distt Umariya.
M.P. India 484-661
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Dinesh Valke

Jul 28, 2010, 1:03:20 PM7/28/10
to satyendra tiwari,
... commonly known as long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn, veiled lady, veiled mushroom ... Phallus indusiatus (for a brief period was: Dictyophora indusiata )

Earlier ID help by Tanay


tanay bose

Jul 28, 2010, 2:44:25 PM7/28/10
to Dinesh Valke, satyendra tiwari,

It’s really a pleasure to see Dinesh Ji and other members taking keen interest in mushrooms, not only by providing the group with lovely photographs but also updating their knowledge to giving out proper identifications.


Phallus indusiatus is commonly known as the “Bridal Veil Stinkhorn”. The mature stinkhorn has a net-like structure, the indusium or 'skirt', which hangs down from the conical cap. The skirt's netlike openings may be polyhedral or round in shape. The cap covered with a greenish-brown slime termed the gleba. Their method of reproduction is different from many mushrooms, which use the air to spread their spores. Stinkhorns instead produce a sticky spore mass on their tip which has a sharp, sickly-sweet odour of carrion to attract bees, and flies. The mature fruiting bodies can be smelled from a considerable distance in the woods, and at close quarters most people find the cloying stink extremely repulsive. The flies land in the gleba and consume the slime, depositing it as excrement elsewhere. In older fungi the slime is eventually removed, the pale off-white bare pitted and ridge surface is exposed.





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Pankaj Oudhia

Jul 28, 2010, 3:04:18 PM7/28/10
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"cloying stink extremely repulsive"

Thanks Tanay for the interesting information. Wikipedia mentions another interesting information about this smell.

"the smell of this fungus when fresh can trigger spontaneous orgasms in human females"

This is new information for me as I am aware of herbs and herbal combinations doing this job perfectly. Use of mushroom for it is amazing. I will share it with the Healers expertise in such uses.

Prem Lata is one of such herbs used in my region. Here is Hindi article written about it.

प्रेम लता का मोह पाश और जंगली सोता


Pankaj Oudhia

tanay bose

Jul 28, 2010, 3:08:02 PM7/28/10
to Pankaj Oudhia, efloraofindia
Thanks Pankaj Ji for further information in the list of links provided by me the first one give you the same information which you adopted from Wikipedia!!

Pankaj Kumar

Jul 28, 2010, 3:08:57 PM7/28/10
to Pankaj Oudhia, efloraofindia
Then it shouldnt be called repulsive......:))) just kidding....
Thanks for information Tanay and Oudhia sir.

tanay bose

Jul 28, 2010, 3:18:15 PM7/28/10
to Pankaj Kumar, Pankaj Oudhia, efloraofindia
You are most welcome Dr.Kumar
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