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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 27th November, 2015)

Stinkhorn


Stinkhorn
Stinkhorn mushroom, Haigh Plantations.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony DSC-T700)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 27th November 2015 at 10:11

I have a fascination for fungi and Peter takes pics for me when he walks our Ben, but none as good as this!

Comment by: AB on 27th November 2015 at 11:15

Quoted as recognisable by it's foul odour. " It stinks" No further comment needed.

Comment by: Cyril on 27th November 2015 at 14:22

Some folks consider them a delicacy, though I wouldn't even consider eating one.

Must be ideal growing conditions as there's been a lot of fungi sprouting up this Autumn.

Comment by: Mick on 27th November 2015 at 16:51

These Stinkhorn mushrooms are knows as Phallus impudicus and are a rare sight in Wigan, so you viewers of Photo of the Day have been having a real treat today.

PS they eat them in China.

Comment by: Jinksi on 27th November 2015 at 17:48

Mick,they'l eat ought dead or alive.

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