Sunday, 25 October 2020

Anemone Stinkhorn

Anemone Stinkhorn Aseroe rubra. Australia. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
 Anemone Stinkhorn Aseroe rubra is one of the delightfully stinky Phallaceae family of fungi. The species is commonly found in temperate eastern Australian gardens that have been mulched with wood chip, as in this photo.


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chm said...

This photo made me think of the Rafflesia. Any relation, even remote, apart from the smell.

Susan said...

Only about as closely related as we are I should think. The stinkhorn is a fungi, and fungi turn out to be more closely related to animals than plants.

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