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
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Photographer Satyendra Kumar 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
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.