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Multi-colour mushroom

Multi-colour mushroom
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Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-03-22
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-22 5:39
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Points: 4
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Seen on a hike today on a shady riverbank. This was the best of several in a small area, all obviously past their best. Non of the regular Mauritian hikers have ever seen one before, presumably because they only appear with the recent wet and hot conditions, and do not last very long. Any clues as to ID would be most welcome.

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Impressing documentation, definitely well taken in subtle colours and clear details.
ID: Probably a fungus called "Phallus multicolor" -
related to "Phallus indusiatus, commonly called the bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn or veiled lady, is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical areas, and is found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia, where it grows in woodlands and gardens in rich soil and well-rotted woody material. The fruit body of the fungus is characterised by a conical to bell-shaped cap on a stalk and a delicate lacy "skirt", or indusium, that hangs from beneath the cap and reaches nearly to the ground."
Have a nice holidays with exciting discoveries like this one!
With best regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-22 17:19]

Hello Geoffrey,
I believe Peter is right on track with his ID.
A Great shot of what appears to be a type of Phallus indusiatus or Stinkhorn Fungus in it's latter stage of growth. Love the excellent detail and beautiful colors. The vertical framing works our perfectly in this instance. Just the right amount of exposure.

Awsome picture Geofrey,beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.


wow, what a wonderful stink horn - the ones in our country are just black and white!
thanks for showing

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