Phallus impudicus

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Lysichiton, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Lysichiton

    Lysichiton Active Member

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    This delightful specimen was in full "bloom" a few weks ago in Derby Reach Park Langley. I found it by smell, but obviously I was not the first! It smells like a rotting corpse. So don't necessarily call the cops if you smell a powerful aroma in your local park, it could be this delightful fungus. The young specimens (which I remember seeing as a curious young boy after following a foul smell in the woods of Sussex UK) do indeed look like a human phallus.
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Nice! I've only been hazily paying attention to when these arrive seasonally ... thus far I've seen them early in season and late but not inbetween. I wonder what their triggers are?
     
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    Actually this was early, around Sep 18th. I checked the date I took it.
     

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