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I spotted the fungus – one of the most spectacular of all fungi – the lattice stinkhorn (Colus pusillus) in a damp native flower bed beside the footpath. My morning, filled with sad goodbyes to my partner and dog, had suddenly got brighter! Nature never ceases to amazing me and uplift my spirits. 


Lattice stinkhorn (Colus pusillus) spotted at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Check out this great document from the Queensland Mycological Society on Colus pusillus here.

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Red Stinkhorn fungi (Phallus rubicundus) spotted on a flower bed. I even spotted some flys attracted by the pungent foul smelling or dour omitted by the fungus specimens.    

    
    
 

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On two morning walks over the Australian Labour Day long weekend, I spotted a collection of stinkhorn fungi, Astorae Rubra. The specimens were spotted amongst bark chips in flower beds in a coastal environment (sandy soil). There had been a number of afternoon storms (a sign in Queensland that summer is faster approaching) in the previous week teamed with warm humid weather. Perfect conditions for fungal growth.    

    
 

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Fungi spotted amongst coastal schlerophyl forest lining a tidal creek.




















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