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Phallus rubicundus
Australia, Asia, Africa
Cap 1-2 cm diameter; stem 3-12 cm tall x 0.5-3 cm diameter
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Phallus rubicundus is a species in the stinkhorn family and has a wide distribution in tropical regions. It has the typical stinkhorn structure consisting of a spongy stalk up to 15 cm tall arising from a gelatinous "egg" up to 3 cm in diameter.

Fruiting body consists of a hollow cylindrical stalk supporting a conical to a bell-shaped cap. The orange to scarlet stalk tapers towards to top and has a pitted surface. The wrinkled cap is scarlet red. It is initially covered with a foetid, slimy greyish-olive gleba.

Phallus rubicundus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

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