Dictyophora Indusiata

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Phallus indusiatus, commonly called the bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhornor veiled lady, is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. It has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical areas, and is found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia, where it grows in woodlands and gardens in rich soil and well-rotted woody material. The fruit body of the fungus is characterised by a conical to bell-shaped cap on a stalkand a delicate lacy “skirt”, or indusium, that hangs from beneath the cap and reaches nearly to the ground. First described scientifically in 1798 by French botanist √Čtienne Pierre Ventenat, the species has often been referred to a separate genus Dictyophora along with other Phallus species featuring an indusium. P.¬†indusiatus can be distinguished from other similar species by differences in distribution, size, color, and indusium length. source

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