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Stinkhorn

Observed: 17th August 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Stinkhorn
Stinkhorn 1
Stinkhorn 1 2
Stinkhorn 1 2 3
Stinkhorn 1 2 3 4
Description:

Just follow the smell and sound of flies,different stages of development.

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Great sequence -

Hope it didn't put you off your lunch!

Fenwickfield's picture

did not realise

They smell really bad but lucky that I had lunch before going out,I thought it was a dead animal at first as the flies were so noisy.I was lucky to find them at different stages.

Sheila

Fenwickfield

Mushroom Lady's picture

We found a Stinkhorn egg last

We found a Stinkhorn egg last year. Someone cut it in half with a knife to show the inside to some visitor on the foray. Then one of our members decided to take it home to cook. She put it in a plastic bag at about 12 noon, and by the time we returned to our cars at about 4 pm the thing had grown (in two halves) to be about 10-12 cm long.

Mushroom Lady

parad1se's picture

No need to cook it. Just pick

No need to cook it. Just pick the core out of the egg, and eat it raw. Very nutty. Get it young though!

Fenwickfield's picture

no thanks

I feel really sick just at the thought of that.

Fenwickfield

anonymous spotter's picture

There were considered -

to be an aphrodisiac by some - I think the theory predates the Doctrine of Signatures, but was based on the same principle.
Me? Blewits, Field Mushrooms, and Parasols, yes. Boletes oh my word, yes! But Stinkhorn "eggs"? No, I think not.

Wildlife Ranger's picture

Witches Eggs

AKA Witches Eggs Heres a sequence I did some years ago

http://www.judywoods.bravehost.com/fungi/stinkhorn.html

Best Wishes

WLR

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