Aseroë stinkhorns

Aseroë rubra.

Basidiomycota > Agaricomycetes > Phallales > Family Phallaceae.

There are 4 Aseroe species one of which, Aseroë rubra, is an Australian species.

The mature fruiting body has a white or pinkish stalk up to 10 cm high.
At the base are remnants of the egg sac – the volva.

On top of the stalk is a red disc.

From the disc 6 to 9 pairs of arms radiate out.
Each arm is up to 7 cm long and split at the tips.

The greenish, slimy gleba is on the disc and arms.