I was sent this photo of a colus hirudinosus, a rare fungus. This specimen was found near Broke, NSW, and appeared shortly after rain. It is a member of the stinkhorn family, and produces a strong fetid odor that attracts flies and other insects.
Isn’t this the most bizarre thing you have ever seen?
- C. Hirudinosus at Mushroom Expert
- Colus Hirudinosus Group at Fungimap
- Stinkhorns, Puffballs & Birds Nest Fungi at Australian National Botanic Gardens
What bizzare plants have you discovered in your garden?
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