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Aseroe rubra

1 Anemone Stinkhorn at Murramarang Aboriginal Area

Aseroe rubra at Murramarang Aboriginal Area - 4 Oct 2020
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Aseroe rubra 6 Oct 2020 Pam
Aseroe rubra 6 Oct 2020 GLemann

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Pam wrote:
   6 Oct 2020
This 'stinkhorn' was the first fungus to be described from Australia. It was recorded on 1 May 1792 from Recherche Bay in Tasmania, just south of Hobart by Labillardiere. The olive-brown slime is the spore mass that is eaten by flys and other insectes which disperse the spores. There appears to be a fair amount of variation within this species. Rangeing from rather delicate forms to the more robust ones like the example you have uploaded. They are saprotrophic (decomposers) and often found in wood mulch.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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