Saturday, August 30, 2014

Here is another mushroom, growing in the front yard. A veritable myco-phallus. I have sent the photo to Erik Nelson ( and I'm waiting to hear from him.

Guess what! Before I knew it, here came Erik's reply:
Aah, a stinkhorn! Do some web searching you'll find lots of info on it.
So I did, and I discovered not only that they stink (I knew that), but also that Linnaeus and I, maybe, just maybe, think alike:
These distinctive mushrooms have a single, unbranched, erect stalk, sometimes gaudily colored, leading to Linnaeus aptly placing them in a genus he called Phallus (which has since been split into additional unsavory genera).
Here is the stinkhorns home page:

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