Oakbank, West Lothian

Stinkhorn fungus in Calder Woods

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With the very descriptive Latin name of Phallus impudicus [impudicus means 'shameless']. All the spores have gone - they would have filled the net-like depressions on the cap - dispersed by flies attracted to the carrion smell they give off. Although all spores were gone, I was still able to find the fungi by smell before I saw them.

Uploaded to Geograph by M J Richardson on 11 September 2010

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