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Stinkhorns

For years, I have wished I could see some kind of Stinkhorn fungus, partly because they make such dramatic images : ) Yesterday, friend Phil e-mailed to say that there were all sorts of "things" (he sent a photo) growing locally, where we had seen other fungi growing previously. After a bit of a search yesterday evening, I found these small (this is a telemacro image and they are maybe an inch and a half to 3" in height), pink fungi that I thought must be some species of Stinkhorn. Sure enough, I searched on Google and quickly found them. Wasn't quite sure exactly which species this is, as there were several similar ones. Will have to look them up again tonight, as I am running SO late this morning - I need to get my car out of the parking lot ready for the roofers returning, which means I will have to take off for the whole day (supposedly 7:00 a,m, till 7:00 p,.m.) as still no street parking permit has arrived in the mail.

 

Thanks to kuteram for the ID: Mutinus elegans! I really appreciate your taking the time to do this!

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Taken on June 24, 2012