Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus
Fruiting body is egg shaped when young, usually buried just under the leaf litter. It then grows upright, phallic, head honeycombed and coated in a foul smelling and sticky spore laden green slime which is quickly removed by visiting flies, leaving only the white honeycomb visible. Stem tapered towards the top.
Coniferous and deciduous woods, and other wooded areas.
Most likely to be found in summer and autumn
Frequent throughout Britain
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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