Funky fungus

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I saw this Stinkhorn fungus Aseroe rubra on a walk up Mt Kapakapanui in the Tararuas. It may look pretty, but apparently the spores smell like rotting meat.

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One Response to Funky fungus

  1. Radler says:

    The flies which get attracted by the smell of rotten meat then help distributing the fungus’ spores. Ingenious.

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