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Stinkhorn


Stinkhorn
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Copyright: David McGill (Canish) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 33] (162)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-18
Categories: Fungi
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
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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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