More recent rain has brought out more stinkhorns. Too much rain in fact – many of them have been a bit washed out. Here are some photos taken in parks at Dulwich Hill and along the Cooks River.
So far I have found three species. The most common at present is Phallus rubicundus. It seems to grow in profusion at many sites along the Cooks River.
Also in a park behind Dulwich Hill High School, often after rain, a lot of Aseroë rubra emerge. But this year, very few have come up. These fungi like the nutrient provided by pine chips and perhaps the chips are getting a bit old now? But with the extra rain we have been observing another small batch appear.
As well as along the Cooks River and in this park, I have seen a few Lysurus mokusin appear. Here is one photographed a day apart –