A novel pollination mode, saprocantharophily, in Duguetia cadaverica (Annonaceae): a stinkhorn
(Phallales) flower mimic.
Known alternatively as the Latticed Stinkhorn
, Red Cage or Basket fungus, it is shaped like a round or oval hollow sphere with interlaced or latticed branches which are red in colour.
Fungi of various taxonomic groups producing conspicuous sporocarps are collectively known as macrofungi which include gilled fungi, jelly fungi, coral fungi, stinkhorns
, bracket fungi, puffballs, and bird's nest fungi (Bates, 2006).
British puffballs earthstars and stinkhorns
Royal Botanic Gardens KewPyasi A.
British puffballs, earthstars and stinkhorns
. London: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 1995.
Woolly feet, jelly babies, milkcaps and smelly stinkhorns
are just some of the earthy beauties theyOll be learning about on the Mad about Mushrooms Walk starting from Castle Fraser.
Class 2 Holobasidiomycetes (Mushrooms, Shelf or Bracket Fungi, Puffballs, and Stinkhorns
If you didn't already know this was a story about mushrooms, would you be able to guess what gasteroid agarics, stinkhorns
, bird's nests, belly-button hedgehogs and pigskin poison puffballs are?
A THE stink is caused by aptly-named stinkhorns
, a kind of mushroom that grows from a fungus present in the soil in your garden - usually feeding on old debris underground.
Most are carried aloft on air currents, while some such as stinkhorns
use insects, and others such as earthstars and bird's nest fungi use raindrops to disperse the spores.