Photo by Melody
Congratulations to all our photo contest participants! Check out the winning photos here. We will have the 2015 calendars available to order from Zazzle soon.

Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: ID anyone?

Communities > Forums > Ferns, Fungi and Mosses
bookmark
Forum: Ferns, Fungi and MossesReplies: 4, Views: 70
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 6, 2009
1:03 AM

Post #6912333

Hello~

Although I'm an oldie on DG, I'm a newbie when it comes to fungus. The other day I noticed this growing among my perennials. It felt slightly sticky and stunk to high heaven, especially the brown tip. I pulled it out and it shriveled up within hours. Their was no root, just a covering of hair-like strands or "roots" attached to the underside.

Anyone have an idea of what this is? I'm willing to do the homework if someone can point me in the right direction. Sorry for the blurry picture, I don't have closeup ability on my camera. Thank you!!

Thumbnail by zone10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 6, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #6912337

Another shot with flash. Again, sorry for the blur.

This message was edited Aug 5, 2009 6:05 PM

Thumbnail by zone10
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 6, 2009
1:12 AM

Post #6912364

It's a Stinkhorn Fungi. Maybe Lysurus mokusin.

zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

August 6, 2009
2:17 AM

Post #6912613

Thank you so much! I really didn't think I was going to get a response, let alone one so quickly.
kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #6930267

They are fascinating aren't they? You were lucky to catch it with the brown tip intact as the flies usually descend quickly to eat it up.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Ferns, Fungi and Mosses Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
Let's Talk Fungi and Such Weezingreens 203 Jun 12, 2007 7:52 PM
Welcome to Ferns! Terry 47 Jul 13, 2011 10:40 AM
My favorite Fern rcn48 33 Aug 19, 2008 11:56 PM
Osmunda cinnamomea Brent_In_NoVa 11 Mar 28, 2007 7:41 PM
growing from spores hostajim1 47 Nov 19, 2011 5:23 PM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America