Belongs to: fungi

Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus


Best time to see: late Aug to end Nov

Key facts

A stalk-like fungus whose head is covered with a green slime with a strong smell, attracting flies which carry away its spores

Emerges from an egg-shaped sac with a gelatinous middle layer

The egg is eaten in some countries, regarded as an aphrodisiac because of the shape of the grown fungus

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