Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Veiled Lady Mushroom, Stinkhorn

Phallus indusiatus

Description:

7-9" tall, in a cluster of four, pure white veil (sometimes they are colored) and extremely smelly, like something large, long dead, and attracts flies. The cap is slimy, and there is a round hole in the top center.

Habitat:

These popped up beside my walkway, in disturbed soil, twice over an 8-month period. Surrounding area is rainforest trees and underbrush, including palms, vines and other trees I can't identify yet.

Notes:

These have a horrendous stink, but their beauty more than makes up for it. Great conversation piece! There is a fly on the cap of the lower left mushroom in my photo.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

18 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 4 years ago

Congratulations! Fantastic spotting!!

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 4 years ago

Thanks, all of you! And yes, I will continue posting. I have for years been looking for something useful to do with all the wildlife photos I can't resist taking, and living in Belize I have little creatures offering themselves up almost daily for "sharing!" So it's a real pleasure to share them with you.

HayleyBoBailey
HayleyBoBailey 4 years ago

This is so awesome!!! The veil looks like chicken wire or plastic or something. Remarkable.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 4 years ago

Congrats!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Beautiful to look at! Congratulations Irene on your SOTD.

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 4 years ago

Congratulations Irene!

Beautiful find Irene,congrats on the SOTD asnd thanks for sharing

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congrats Irene, is a very pretty sight! :-)

Hema
Hema 4 years ago

Congrats irene!

DianePlatcoBrooks
DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Congratulations !! These are truly magical.

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations Irene!!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Irene!

PucaK
PucaK 4 years ago

Spectacular!
Congratulations on your SOTD!

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 years ago

Congrats Irene, very cool spotting! Your description, habitat, and notes sections are great, I hope you keep it up :)

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 4 years ago

Congratulations Irene Brady! This spotting has been chosen as our PN Spot of the Day!

https://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/6...

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 4 years ago

Thanks, guys! At first I was looking for a dead body (rat, coati, anything!) then I spotted these. Glad you like them.

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Brilliant to see them with the full veil.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 4 years ago

Very pretty.

Irene Brady
Spotted by
Irene Brady

Belmopan, Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Jul 15, 2015
Submitted on Jan 20, 2016

Related Spottings

Phallus rubicundus Common Stinkhorn Common stinkhorn grote stinkzwam (nl)

Nearby Spottings

Giant Leaf-footed Bug Fire Beetle (Glowing Click Beetle) Wolf Spider Tiger wandering spider