Fungi : Phallus indusiatus - A lovely White-Netted Fungus from rejang land sumatra

Phallus indusiatus - A lovely White-Netted Fungus from rejang land sumatra
Dictyophora indusiata is a synonym. Reported habitat at North America adn Australia. A few report have founded in Kerinci Seblat National Park. And now I believe this species still exist at Sumatra highland as you see below. This is the evidence the Phallus indusiatus have habitat at rejang land. Rejang Land located at sumatra highland, and little are of rejang land to be part of Kerinci Seblat National Park. Photo taken at farm area near Curup Town, Rejang lebong regency, rejang land, bengkulu province, southern sumatra. Phallus indusiatus, commonly called in English long net stinkhorn, crinoline stinkhorn, or veiled lady, is a stinkhorn fungus which grows in bamboo thickets in China. This gives rise to its alternate common name of bamboo fungus or bamboo pith, and its Chinese name zhu sheng (竹笙, pinyin: zhúshēng) or zhu sun (竹荪; pinyin: zhúsūn). It is used as an ingredient in Chinese haut cuisine, particularly that of Yunnan and Canton.
This amazing tropical stinkhorn features a long and elaborate "skirt." In North America, it is found in the southern provinces of Mexico; northward it is replaced by the short-skirted Phallus duplicatus. Readers who have seen the Discovery Channel's Planet Earth series may remember the stunning time-lapse photography sequences of Phallus indusiatus rising from the ground, then gracefully extending its net-like skirt. Phallus indusiatus is "edible," at least in the egg stage--but I don't recommend experimenting. Description: Ecology: Saprobic; growing alone or gregariously in woods, especially in disturbed-ground areas (ditches, paths, road sides, and so on); also common in urban settings; year-round; distributed in North America from roughly the 24th parallel southward (southern Mexico). Immature Fruiting Body: Like a whitish brownish or purplish "egg"; when sliced revealing the stinkhorn-to-be encased in a gelatinous substance. Mature Fruiting Body: Spike-like; to 25 cm high; with a "cap" area that is pitted and ridged, and covered with a slimy, olive-brown substance that eventually wears off (or is carried away by flies), leaving a light brown coloring; usually developing a perforation at the top; with a white stem that arises from a white, sacklike volva; with a laced, white to yellow, orange, or pink "skirt" hanging up to 15 cm from the bottom edge of the cap; odor unpleasant or strongly sweet. Microscopic Features: Spores 2.5-3.5 x 1-1.5 µ; long-elliptical to nearly cylindric. Dictyophora indusiata is a synonym.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Phallus
Species: P. indusiatus.Sp
Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village,Curup Town, Rejang Lebong Regency. References :
  1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25747229@N00/2274351434/?editedcomment=1#comment72157615982245431
  2. http://mushroomobserver.org/5518
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phallus_indusiatus
  4. Foot note by Michael Kuo
thank to Tun Jang

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