More Local Stinkhorns – 3 April 2017

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.

Aseroë rubra

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.

Phallus rubicundus

Phallus rubicundus

Phallus rubicundus

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.

Aseroë rubra

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 –

Lysurus mokusin

Lysurus mokusin

 

 

 

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2 Responses to More Local Stinkhorns – 3 April 2017

  1. Brad says:

    Hi there i just found a stinkhorn kids broke it didn’t know what it was either did i can i send you a picture. For you to id for us
    Thankyou
    Brad

    • Dave Noble says:

      You can send me a picture, but easier to go to google – ever “stinkhorn” and then click on images in the search – you should see pictures of all the common ones and be able to work it out.

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