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wheterau Play

1. (noun) basket fungus, white basket fungus, common-basket stinkhorn, Ileodictyon cibarium - starts growing like a puffball, but later, when the ball bursts, a white basket-like shape breaks out. When mature this breaks loose and rolls off in the wind, scattering its spores on the way. Found in clearings in the bush or in open country in summer to autumn.

See also matakupenga

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

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