Phallus duplicatus identification

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Phallus duplicatus syn. Phallus duplicatus syn. Phallus indusiatus Vent. & Pers. syn. Dictyophora indusiata. Long-net tinkhorn, Crinoline Stinkhorn, Bridal Veil Fungus or Veiled Lady.
Stem up to 30cm, with a very large distinctive white 'Veil' hanging often to the ground. The cap is covered in a brownish-green slime that contains the spores, which is scented like rotten meat to attract flies, the flies alight on the sticky mass and thus disperse the spores on their feet.
In China it is cultivated and dried for sale as an aphrodisiac. Found in Mexico and further south and quite common in China, india and Malasia. The habitat is usually on wood chips or remains of wood in forests including bamboo.

Possible typo: dictyophota ( Dictyophora indusiata )

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More info about Phallus duplicatus mushroom

Stem type:
Bulbous base of stem
Stem much longer than cap diameter
Volva on stem
Grows on the ground
Spore colour:
Light to dark brown
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Normal size:
over 15cm
Flesh granular or brittle
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Bridal Veil Fungus, Crinoline Stinkhorn, Dictyophora indusiata, Long-net tinkhorn, Phallus indusiatus, Veiled Lady
Last modification: 2015-10-16 09:22:22

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