Mushroom Monday

A couple of stinkhorn mushrooms. Elegant, no? Well, elegant stinkhorn (Mutinus elegans) is what these things are called. The French, being French, mince not: Phalle élégant.I usually see these in mulch piles, but these two were sprouting from the grassy mix under a Turkish filbert.Most mushrooms disperse spores via the air. These phallocratic fungi have a fetid mucus which attracts gnats and flies. The spores stick to the insects… I got pretty close for these pictures, but, battling mosquitos, did not notice any stench.

2 Responses to “Mushroom Monday”


  1. 1 Francesca October 25, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    I thought these were called dog penis mushrooms..or is it a look alike?


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