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Crinoline stinkhorn

Crinoline stinkhorn
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: philippe hornus (amanengone) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 188 W: 54 N: 412] (2113)
Género: Fungi
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2006-03-09
Categorias: Fungi
Exposição: f/3.1, 1/60 segundos
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): African mushrooms [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2009-08-04 17:52
Visto: 11167
Pontos: 16
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista [Francês]
The fungus:

Shooting Conditions

Photograph taken in the rainforest near the town of Benin City, between the rivers Ogba river and Ossiomo River.

Given the low illumination (undergrowth), opening f / 3.1 (in order to have enough light) and a speed of 1 / 60. Despite the speed, there was no induced blur.

Phallus indusiatus, Ventenat - 1798

English: ong stinkhorn net, crinoline stinkhorn, bridal veil fungus, or veiled lady basketball stinkhorn
French: Satyre voilé - Dame voilée

Classification classique

Division: Basidiomycota
Sub-Division: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Sub-Class: Phallomycetidae
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Phallus
Species: Phallus indusiatus

Protection Status:

Taxon unprotected.

Origin and distribution:

Fungus originating from tropical regions it is from Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia). It can be found quite commonly in all tropical and equatorial regions of all continents. Uncommon in Europe, where one meets more frequently Phallus impudicus.


Preference for forest soils rich in organic matter on decomposition (equatorial and tropical forest, primary or secondary). It grows preferably on the decomposing plant material (as shown in photograph). In these regions, the climate is relatively constant in the year, in terms of temperature: the fungus is found in virtually all wet seasons of the year.

General Description:

It is a fungus relatively large: about ten centimeters in height. It is part of the basidia basidiomycete in whole or holobasidiomycètes (very large group, whose taxonomic existence is disputed).

Large mushroom cap. Brown when ripe and covered with a kind of mucus very foul smelling. This mucus is attractive to flies and other insects, which, arising on Carpophorus, spore load, which ensures the spread of the fungus.

The intermediate foot is white. The foot is bulging lower door and the remains of the volve.

The fungus has a peculiarity: the existence of a sort of veil ajouré, shaped cage member of the hat. The life of the fungus in its aerial part of the most visible is reduced (few hours) and the veil is only a few tens of minutes of life.


Despite his engaging little odor for men, the fungus is grown in Asia for culinary needs.


1._ Botany - Encyclopédie de la Pléiade
2._ Guinochet - Basic Botany General
3._ Guide des champignons - Hatier, page 156, Figure 5- Illustration plate 107, page 240.


Camera: Canon Power Shot S1 IS
Objective: 16 mm
Aperture: f / 3.1
Speed: 1 / 60
Shooting: Aperture Priority
Action: Central
Conditions: sunny, in undergrowth.
Time: 10:40 GMT
Sensitivity equiv. :

The shot

Original Size: 2048 x 1536 px
Format: Jpeg
Resolution: 180 dpi x 180 dpi
Color: sRGB
Final size: 800 x 600 jpg
Cropping: 70%

Image processing in Olympus Studio and Corel Photo Paint
Cropping, change gamma, saturation and sharpness.

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Critiques [Translate]

amazing capture, TFS Ori

hello Philippe
i like this fungi!!
this is a great picture with good details and good sharpness
greeting lou

bonjour Philippe
Quel etrange champigon mais tellement beau, on dirait de la dentelle, j'aime aussi la composition avec une feuille verte a droite et une feuille morte a gauche du champignon, la lumiére est magnifique
Passe une bonne nuit

Bonjour Philippe,
Very nice shot of this interesting tropical stinkhorn. Great compo, brilliant exposure (no oe on the stem, or very little only), focus and sharpness. Bravo.
In Your note You mentioned this specie's "uncommon in Europe". It's not only uncommon, but doesn't live here at all! Beside the very common Phallus impudicus and the not too common Ph. hadriani we have a specie in Europe with indusium (net), but it's much shorter in the case of that specie, Phallus duplicatus. Very rare in Europe, a little more common in North America - from our region I only know one detection in the last 10 years.
Tfs, best wishes from Hungary, László

Impresionante toma Philippe. Tn nos permite ver estas maravillas, desdconocidas para algunos de nosotros con todo género de detalles por vuestras explicaciones. Nunca había visto un hongo de tales características.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Philippe

I also love fungi, this year it was very poor for fungi in my area, in fact I only posted one species this year which is unusual. I would love to this genera here, I know we get it but to dat I have not found one,
Great shot and good use of flash, all the intricate netting is well reproduced. Good POV and DOF, excellent sharpness and composition.


Mmmmmmmmm cage fungi very beautiful

Bonjour Philippe,
superbe foto de cette morille puante!
jamais vu - merci de nous la montrer.

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