This saprophytic fungus is found on rotting wood and starts life as a whitish egg-like sack. When mature, a slender receptacle that's up to 100 mm high erupts from it, tapering to a blunt point that is covered by the olive-green, evil-smelling gleba. Once known as Mutinus borneensis which is not found in New Zealand.
Common name: Yellow stinkhorn
Found: Podocarp and Mixed Native forest
Substrate: Growing from wood
Height: 100 mm
Width: 8 mm
Season: Summer to autumn after rain