Mushroom Search
Register   |   Forgotten Password
A - Z Mushrooms | A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z |

Kalchbrennera corallocephala

   (Family: Phallaceae)
Common name: Red Stinkhorn EDIT
Add photo >>
Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 30 - 110 mm
Dark red (lurid)
Spore bearing structure:   Other
Flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Spore colour:
Smell / taste: Rotten meat smell
Fruiting season: autumn
General info: EDIT
When young, is white and egg-shaped with strong, thick, rooting rhizomorphs. The outer membrane splits and the Kalchbrennera hatches.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: none
Pileus (Cap) decorations: none
Gill attachment: none
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Spore mass slimy, dark greenish black deposit on the branches. Microscopic Features: Spores 3.5-4.5 x 1.5-2 ยต; more or less elliptical.
Stem: EDIT
Stem shape: equal
Stem base: bulbous
Annulus: none
  Stem info: EDIT
  30mm-110mm long with a wrinkled surface, white to pale yellow-brown becoming pink at the apex, were it terminates in a brilliant red dome composed of interconnecting branches, Projecting from this are many as 16 knobbed branches with forked, thickened ends.
Habitat: Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides
Habitat info: EDIT
Open ground and wooded thickets after prolonged rains Rare south-western and eastern Cape. Natal and the Transvaal. This unusual red stinkhorn is indigenous to South Africa.
Member Comments
** Login to keep a record of your comments in your profile and show your alias with your comment. Membership is FREE.
Have your say
Your comment:
* Comments will only be visible once they have been moderated.
Most read Most commented
  •  Mushroom: Pleurotus ostreatus  
  •  News: Fish talk to each other.  
  •  Mushroom: Pycnoporus sanguineus  
  •  Mushroom: Pycnoporus cinnabarinus  
  •  Mushroom: Pluteus semibulbosus