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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

More Fungi - Phallus impudicus

These are the eggs from which the Stinkhorn arises. If you were to put them in a large jar-say a sweet jar with wet tissue in the bottom they would probably turn into a fully erect stinkhorn in around 12-24 hours. Make sure there is a strong top on the jar?/ these were in Longwood ,Calderdale today.
Phallus impudicus eggs © M. Sykes
This weather is a mycologists delight-hot are humid ideal conditions for fungal generation- Keep your eyes peeled for unusual fungi in the next few days
Thanks for the post Michael

1 comment:

  1. Stinkhorn fungus has also appeared in Sunnybank wood, Tod. The smell gives it away!