Friday, March 16, 2012

Fun-gi :)

Imagine my surprise when these guys  :)   popped up in the garden.

They are members of the stinkhorn family (Phallaceae) of fungi.
The stinkhorns (as the name suggests) smell revolting and attract flies and other insects to help disperse the spores.

Here is another type of stinkhorn, the shape reminds me of a starfish.

Hope you liked today's post.

Sandi x
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manda said...

I wish we had those here, I've only ever found them once, and collected them and put them in the wettest part of our garden and hoped that they'd grow but they didn't. I know they stink but I like them!

Felicity said...

Snap! Stinkers they really are.

Happy weekend.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the bottom one looks like something out of a horror film :p