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Bridal Veil Stinkhorn

Dictyophora indusiata

Description:

A more or less pure white stalk with a heavy black ring around it that looks like it may have had a veil at one time. It is probably in a decay state.

Habitat:

Found in the yard in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.

Notes:

It looks similar to a Basket stinkhorn (Dictyophora indusiata) (but without the veil) that I found on internet, but I am waaaaay out of my league in the fungus department, except for the occasional case of athletes' foot.

No species ID suggestions

5 Comments

You are always welcome Tukup :-)

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Hi António. I see I never answered your offer of Face Book mushroom ID groups. I don't have Face Book so that wouldn't help. I have been in contact with a mushroom specialist who does mushroom tours in the jungle in Colombia. I have several downloads from him and an Mushroom ID Guidebook on "Mushrooms of Ecuador" waiting for me in the States when I return for a few months in May. Hopefully that will be a big help. Thanks for the offer. I respect your expertise and value any correction you can give on what I can do to make identification easier. I know now to get a picture of the bottom, so that should be the main concern, as I see it. Thanks again.

You are welcome,i will take a look to your others fungi spottings,but it will be dificult to make ids,iam a fungi "amateur" and iam able to id the most commons in europe,south america is another "world" :-) in what concern to fungi,there are thousents and much less info about them,than in europe or north america and not many specialists as in other fields,so be patient with the fungi ID :-) if you want i can give you some Face Book mushroom ID groups .

Tukup
Tukup a month ago

António-I believe you are right. Good catch that it is in a state of decay. Thanks for the help. I am completely out of my league with fungi. My specialty is herpetology. Hope somebody can help with the others.
Thanks again.

Nice find Tukup,congrats and thanks for sharing,i think you ID it,its a Dictyophora indusiata in a decay stage,i find some images of one in a stage very similar to your's.
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Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on May 18, 2005
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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