Volatile Compounds in stinkhorn
(Phallus impudicus L.
A novel pollination mode, saprocantharophily, in Duguetia cadaverica (Annonaceae): a stinkhorn
(Phallales) flower mimic.
Even a short walk yielded finds as diverse as the unimaginably rude stinkhorn
(its Latin name, phallus impudicus, says it all) to birch boletes (a tasty relative of the cep) to gorgeous amethyst deceivers: small, brilliantly p urple beauties which are also edible (and a visual treat on the plate too).
The Latticed Stinkhorn or Red Cage, which smells of rotting flesh, has erupted in a blaze of colour at the Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve near Caswell Bay, Gower.
Known alternatively as the Latticed Stinkhorn, Red Cage or Basket fungus, it is shaped like a round or oval hollow sphere with interlaced or latticed branches which are red in colour.
British puffballs earthstars and stinkhorns
Royal Botanic Gardens KewPyasi A.
Woolly feet, jelly babies, milkcaps and smelly stinkhorns
are just some of the earthy beauties theyOll be learning about on the Mad about Mushrooms Walk starting from Castle Fraser.
If you didn't already know this was a story about mushrooms, would you be able to guess what gasteroid agarics, stinkhorns
, bird's nests, belly-button hedgehogs and pigskin poison puffballs are?
A THE stink is caused by aptly-named stinkhorns
, a kind of mushroom that grows from a fungus present in the soil in your garden - usually feeding on old debris underground.
Most are carried aloft on air currents, while some such as stinkhorns
use insects, and others such as earthstars and bird's nest fungi use raindrops to disperse the spores.