|Copyright: Olgierd Rozycki (rolesox)
|Date Taken: 2006-12-02|
|Categories: Humorous, Fungi|
|Camera: Fuji FinePix S5000|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/300 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-23 20:46|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This picture was taken at Las Arkonski, Szczecin Municipal Forests.|
The common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus), is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature, the latter feature giving rise to several amusing names in 17th-century England. It is a common mushroom in Europe and western North America, where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. The fruiting structure is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. Known as the gleba, this material contains the spores, and is transported by insects which are attracted by the odor – described as resembling carrion. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and the young mushroom is consumed in parts of France and Germany.
PL – sromotnik bezwstydny.
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- [2009-11-24 6:16]
This mushroom is not verry beautifull but is interesting and yours picture is good.
Greetings from Romania.Alin.