TG1035 : Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) - eggs

taken 12 years ago, near to Edgefield, Norfolk, Great Britain

Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) - eggs
Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) - eggs
Its smell gave it away.

Stinkhorns grow in rotting wood and develop from round structures called 'eggs'. See TG2018 : Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus) for a fully developed specimen. Instead of using air to spread their spores (like most other mushrooms), the stinkhorn produces a sticky mass containing spores on its tip. This spore mass has an odour similar to carrion and it is highly attractive to flies.

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Monday, 3 September, 2007   (more nearby)
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Monday, 3 September, 2007
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Fungi   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 107 355 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:52.5786N 1:7.7819E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 107 355
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