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Aseroe rubra

Anemone Stinkhorn at Penrose

Aseroe rubra at Penrose - 12 Nov 2015
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Identification history

Aseroe rubra 16 Apr 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Aseroe rubra 4 Mar 2020 JayVee
Unidentified 4 Mar 2020 Emma.D

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User's notes

Really smelly fungi growing from the mulch.

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JayVee wrote:
   5 Mar 2020
Often found in wood mulch. Aseroe rubra is one of the first native fungus to be formally classified in 1792. It is a sapotroph which means it is a decomposer so perfectly good for returning nutrients to the soil. The sporebody will die off as quickly as it appears.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 12 Nov 2015 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • Emma.D Recorded by

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