Flowerlike fungi

Moselio Schaechter mschaech at SUNSTROKE.SDSU.EDU
Wed Apr 2 11:47:18 EST 1997


At 4:56 AM 4/2/97, Peter Hasker wrote:
>Are there macrofungi that have the appearance of a flower?
>
>Peter Hasker
>haskerp at dpi.qld.gov.au

Emphatically, yes.  Many of the Phallales have a flower-like appearance.
In German, the Phalalles are called "Pilzblumen", mushroom flowers.  In
1895, Alfred Moeller wrote a book entitled "Brazilische Pizblumen".  I have
seen the term used in recent German books as well.  It would be interesting
to know if such an appellation is used in other languages. Does anyone
know?

Elio Schaechter






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