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Photos from South India's Kerala
- Hygrocybe group Pampadum Shola
Looks line a Hygrocybe to me we, found in Pampadum Shola National Park. Beautiful pink gills and red light under the cap
- Phallus costatus Disp Pampadum Shola
A stinkhorn, probably Phallus costatus and its disected egg seen in Pampadum Shola NP
- Phallus costatus
Phallus costatus in his errected prime. Not 100% sure if it is Ph. costatus.
- Phallus costatus with fly
Phallus costatus visited by a fly that feeds on its tempting sporemass that reeks of decaying meet
- Agaric Shola
A beautiful agaric encountered in Pampadum Shola National Park in 2000m asl.
- Auricularia sp
Auricularia sp, maybe Au. delicata, a wood ear seen in Kerala
- Balanophora fungosa var. indica
Balanophora fungosa var. indica, a strange parasitic plant without chlorophyll often mistaken for a fungus.
- Lentinus (Polyporus) arcularius seen in Thattekad
Polyporus arcularius from below in Thattekad
- Termitomyces sp. seen in Kerala
A Termitomyces, probably T. clypeatus. Sushri Tripathy tells me it is commonly eaten in South India. Termite mushrooms are only known from cultivation by termites! Thattekkhad, Kerala
- Polyporus arcularius cap Thattekad
Polyporus arcularius cap seen in Thattekad
- Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite
Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite Ed Cr S
- Hexagonia sp.
Hexagonia sp. - A good common name should be Honeycomb polypore, seen in Thattekkad.
- Poronia sp seen in Pampadum
Poronia sp. fruiting bodies growing out of Gaur droppings. This asco looks quite like a Cordyceps, but no insect is being digested. Pampadum NP
- Hygrocybe & Clavaria
Hygrocybe sp and probably a Clavaria grwoing near Top Hill, South of Munnar, Kerala
- Maybe a gorgeous Mycena seen in Pampadum Shola
Mycena sp. in Pampadum Shola around 2000m asl right on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border
- Lentinus sp
Lentinus, a gilled member of the polypores. Some of the Lentinus are eaten
- Marasmius seen in Pampadum
Marasmius group in Pampadum Shola NP
- Spongipellis Hymenium Kerala
Spongipellis sp. hymenium growing on a dead root in a tea plantation near Munnar. Could have been the root of a Grevillea tree. Kerala S
- Hexagonia with its honeycomb pores
Hexagonia sp polypore looking like snakeskin seen in Kerala.
- Xylaria sp
Not surprisingly we saw many different Xylaria species in the forests of Kerala.