The new species of stinkhorn
mushroom, dubbed 'Phallus drewesii', is two inches long, grows on wood, and is shaped like a phallus.
Woolly feet, jelly babies, milkcaps and smelly stinkhorns
are just some of the earthy beauties theyOll be learning about on the Mad about Mushrooms Walk starting from Castle Fraser.
A THE stink is caused by aptly-named stinkhorns
, a kind of mushroom that grows from a fungus present in the soil in your garden - usually feeding on old debris underground.
Most are carried aloft on air currents, while some such as stinkhorns
use insects, and others such as earthstars and bird's nest fungi use raindrops to disperse the spores.
Stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Meliponini) feeding on stinkhorn
spores (Fungi, Phallales): robbery or dispersal?