|Copyright: David McGill (Canish)
|Date Taken: 2010-01-18|
|Camera: Fuji Finepix S5600|
|Exposure: f/3.2, 1/4 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-04-24 23:16|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Common Name Stinkhorn.|
Botanical Name. Aseroe rubra.
This Fungi is quite small propablly about 5 cm. wide and they produce a foul smelling slime the odour is a bit like rotten meat.
While it is found mostly on the forrest floor in the damp litter it can occur in the suburban garden that has been treated to a dressing of compost.
Small dogs can be attracted to the fungi because of the smell and there have been a few fatalities worldwide as they are Gastro irritants.
If ingested by humans medical attention should be sought.
Nonetheless they are a beautifull little fungi to look at.
Most of this info was gathered from wikapedia
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