Javanese florist

Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis ) Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis) Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis)

Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Phallomycetidae (Veselkovye)
  • Order: Phallales (Merry)
  • Family: Phallaceae (Veyolkovye)
  • Genus: Pseudocolus (Pseudocolus)
  • Species: Pseudocolus fusiformis (Javanese flower breeder)

Synonyms: Anthurus javanicus Popular name – cuttlefish mushroom

Pseudocolus fusiformis

A bizarre plant that belongs to fungi, since reproduction occurs by spores.

Australia is considered the birthplace of the florist. Places of growth: countries of Eastern Europe, North America, New Zealand, the south of the African continent. On the territory of Russia, it is most often found in the Primorsky Territory, as well as on the Crimean Peninsula, sometimes in the Transcaucasus. It grows mainly on the outskirts of forests, as well as in parks. Single specimens are found on the sand dunes.

It belongs to rare species of mushrooms, therefore the Javanese flower stalk is listed in the Red Book.

Prefers rotting forest litter, humus-rich soils.

The fruit body is spindle-shaped, consisting of three to seven to eight separate lobes. At the top of the mushroom, the blades are connected, forming an original structure. The color of the lobes at the beginning of growth is whitish, then they turn pinkish, red, orange.

The stem is very short, not pronounced. Hollow inside.

The Javanese florist mushroom has a very pungent specific odor that attracts insects.

Not edible.

Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis) Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis) Javanese florist (Pseudocolus fusiformis)

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