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Dictyophora indusiata aurantiaca
The fungus is characterised by a conical to bell-shaped cap on a stipe and a lacy "skirt" that hangs from beneath the cap.It is an edible mushroom used as an ingredient in Chinese haute cuisine. Nutritional analysis has shown that the mushroom is rich in protein, carbohydrates and dietary fiber. The mushroom also contains various bioactive compounds, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
The range of Phallus indusiatus is tropical, including Africa, North America and Asia. It has also been collected in Australia.