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Veiled Lady Mushroom, Stinkhorn

Phallus indusiatus


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.


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.


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.

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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 4 years ago

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

CalebSteindel 4 years ago


LeanneGardner 4 years ago

Beautiful to look at! Congratulations Irene on your SOTD.

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 4 years ago

Congrats irene!

DianePlatcoBrooks 4 years ago

Congratulations !! These are truly magical.

armadeus.4 4 years ago

Congratulations Irene!!!

LuisStevens 4 years ago

Congrats Irene!

PucaK 4 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD!

AshleyT 4 years ago

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

LisaPowers 4 years ago

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

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 4 years ago

Brilliant to see them with the full veil.

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

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