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A mushroom with a lacy "skirt." "The fruit body of the fungus is characterised by a conical to bell-shaped cap on a stalk and a delicate lacy "skirt", or indusium, that hangs from beneath the cap and reaches nearly to the ground. Mature fruit bodies are up to 25 cm tall with a conical to bell-shaped cap that is 1.5–4 cm wide. The cap is covered with a greenish-brown spore-containing slime, which attracts flies and other insects that eat the spores and disperse them."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phallus_indusiatus
Spotted inside a school campus (urban area)
1. Also known as bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, and crinoline stinkhorn. 2. Photos # 2, # 3, and # 4 were taken 3 hours earlier than photo # 1. Notice the change in the shape of the cap and the color of the veil.
Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 18, 2013
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