NT4936 : A Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)

taken 3 months ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

A Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
A Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
This was one of several which appeared around a conifer in my back garden. The unpleasant smell of this fungus is unmistakable and flies are attracted to the slimy head. Slime sticks to the legs of flies which acts as a means of spore dispersal.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 June, 2017
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4943 3638 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:37.1019N 2:48.2692W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4943 3638
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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