Observation 8199: Phallus Junius ex L.
When: 2008-05-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This is the first time I have been able to get a photo of this particular family of Phallus (Stinkhorns) The Lace has not appeared as yet, but it is still breathtaking to look at and the smell is SO hard to get off your hands. I would not think many would taste this fellow even the hardiest. (phew!)

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Recognized by sight: The structure of the head seem pretty different from all the members of the genus Phallus (even sensu lato) that I’ve seen.

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I have just found a reference in an Australian reference by Pat Grey & Ed Grey called Fungi Down Under, where they mention “Variable Crinoline Stinkhorn”" stating the following; Phallus multicolor has the same structure, but is mainly pink,orange or yellow and always has a very strong fetid smell. Other Crinoline Stinkhorns have strikingly different colours. ::: end Quote.
From this I think I can safely say that the I.D. for 8199 could be to read Crinoline Stinkhorn. As I am not sure if this is a correct scientific name, maybe someone more learned than I can come to the rescue. The cap on the images I loaded was in the stages of falling off so I recorded it with the cap in situ and removed. The scientific name at the beginning of the reference uses, Phallus indusiatus. I hope this information will be assesed for its value. kk

Phallus V Dictyophora

The Ref. I used seems to place both in the same catagory as Darvin has suggested. The image in my reference (B.Fuhrer) is slightly different but here is the accompanying data related to Phallus indusiatus [= Dictyophora ? ] :
Unexplained ‘eggs’ to 25 mm diam,: receptacle to 150mm high, solitary or in clusters. Colour can vary from orange to red. Usually found on organic humus and decaying wood debris in tropical and subtropical habitats. Spores ellipsoidal, smooth. ( The photo in the ref. is by Ian McCann.)

Dictyophora vs. Phallus?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-07-03 23:16:39 PDT (-0700)

Dring seemed to have merged the two genera and placed Dictyophora under Phallus in 1964.

Dring, D. M. 1964. Gasteromycetes of West Tropical Africa. Mycol. Pap. 98: 1-60.

Not sure about the genus!
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-07-03 21:55:20 PDT (-0700)

At first I just saw the top two images and I assumed you meant it had netting like Dictyophora idusiata/Phallus indusiatus. However, looking at the more mature images, I don’t think this is a Phallus.

Dictyophora vs. Phallus?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-07-03 21:52:14 PDT (-0700)

Does anyone know the story behind these genera? It looks like Index Fungorum has merged them. That certainly seems reasonable to me, but I’m curious what has led to the merging.

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