Just for something to do every now and then

Unusual Red Fungus

I went for a walk around our yard today and I was amazed by what I saw. I have never seen one before. I just know that it is some sort of a fungus.

After extensive search on the internet, bingo, it is called the Starfish Fungus. It belongs to the ornate stinkhorn family. 
 
 It looks beautiful.  However, don’t be deceived by its beauty. It has a very malodorous odour and it attracts flies.
Here you go, I took these photos for you to see.   

Starfish Fungus (Aseroe Rubra)

 

  

 

One response

  1. Ric

    Beautiful shots!

    June 16, 2012 at 6:50 am

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