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1. (noun) basket fungus, white basket fungus, common-basket stinkhorn, Ileodictyon cibarium - a fungi found in forest margins, parks and gardens in deep litter in summer to autumn. Named after the round white net-like basket which forms when the egg ruptures and expands when it rains. The foul-smelling spore mass attracts flies that aid in spore dispersal.

Synonyms: kōkirikiriwhetū, kōpurawhetū, korokorowhetū, wheterau, popowhaitiri, tūtae whatitiri, tikowhatitiri, paruwhatitiri, tūtae whetū

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