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A Stinkhorm fungus covered with Flies

1 Species ID Suggestions

AlexKonig 11 years ago
common stinkhorn
phallus impudicus Phallus impudicus

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Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

It's okay Alex, no problem, glad you could suggest an ID.

AlexKonig 11 years ago

ups have seen it to late. the appreciation definitly goes to anjelaforestschool. nice spotting. sorry dan

AlexKonig 11 years ago

hi dan, nice spotting, i myself search for this scenario, found mostly just empty one (flies or/and spores ). when the flies weren't there could suggest it with more certainty, but so can i only suggest that i suspect an "impudicus" beneath the flies. the genus "phallus" should it be surely! the flies spread the spores- same as the bees spread spores of flowers. but without the flies it would no longer be so special!

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

I knew they smelled bad to attract flies but I've never seen this many flies on them. I moved this from plants to fungi for you.

Wales, United Kingdom

Spotted on Sep 26, 2011
Submitted on Oct 26, 2011

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