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Veiled Lady

Phallus indusiatus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Spotted inside a school campus (urban area)

Notes:

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.

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46 Comments (1–25)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thanks again M Fortune!

M Fortune
M Fortune 8 years ago

Excellent find!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

@Amelieprentice2003: Thanks for your comment. Here's a link https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

amelieprentice2003
amelieprentice2003 8 years ago

How is it like that? I Love fungi! :D

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thanks Luis!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you Lisa!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Congrats Noel!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congrats Noel! This spotting has also been chosen for the fun fact of the day!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you June for your comments.

JuneMita
JuneMita 8 years ago

Wow, cool. I'll bet it makes prisms in the early morning dew,.

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you Cindy :-)

Wonderful, belated congrats on your well deserved SOTD!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice series!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thanks Jared and Reza for your comments!

Congratulations Noel :)

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

This truly is an amazing series!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thanks Gerardo and Antonio!

Beautiful capture Noel,you spotted the lady,i spotted the man :-) http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/166...
Congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing such a amazing spotting page

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Congratulations Noel great spot :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thanks SatyenM and Arlanda!

arlanda
arlanda 8 years ago

congratulations Noel

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Lovely one! Congrats!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 8 years ago

Thank you Mark, Diganta, Nuwan, and Jill!

JillBlack
JillBlack 8 years ago

Nice series. Congratulations on SOTD.

Noel Buensuceso
Spotted by
Noel Buensuceso

Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 18, 2013

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