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Strangled Stinkhorn,Swiss Cheese Stinkhorn

Staheliomyces cinctus

Description:

About 8" tall, this lacy stinkhorn was ephemeral -- I saw it whole and gorgeous while out on a walk without my camera, but when I returned a couple of hours later it had already deteriorated to this state. When first seen, the outline of the tip was like a rounded arrowhead with a hole in the top. The constricting band looks like napkin ring. It is dark brown and slimy with spores.

Habitat:

On rainforest floor in moderately dry conditions, on the north bank of the Amazon River, Peru

Notes:

Lesson learned: Never go for a walk in the rainforest without your camera! There's a great photo of one here: http://mushroaming.com/Amazing_Amazon just scroll down a page or two.

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Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.52, Long: -72.34

Spotted on Dec 28, 2010
Submitted on Jan 28, 2016

Reference

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