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Mog
26/06/2013 at 09:26

It wasn't there yesterday. It looks like a couple of pieces of pipe insulation. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26244.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 I would guess that it's some type of fungus, I've never seen anything like it before though. 

I must be really intreagued as this is the first time that I've asked a question!

help identification assistance would be gratefully received. 

Thanks

26/06/2013 at 09:34

Is that upside down? i.e. its been knocked over. Can we have a look at the brown bit/top?

26/06/2013 at 10:23

Does it smell awful?  In which case it is a stinkhorn, often makes its presence known in hedgerows or on shady banks.

Mog
26/06/2013 at 20:09

Sorry about the dlay - I was at work.

Hold on I'll nip out and take another photo.

Yes, that one did appear to be inverted.

 

PS I'll sniff too

 

 

26/06/2013 at 20:15

Weird thing Mog - I shall look forward to finding out what it is too.

Mog
26/06/2013 at 20:25

New photo - It appears to have peaked. it's toppled over.

It didn't seem to smell bad until I got too close. It stinks.

I think you might be right Mr. Onion

The brown brown bit seems to have opened/pelled back.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26293.jpg?width=322&height=350&mode=max

(It's sideways this time - sorry)

26/06/2013 at 20:57

They are amazing, I've never seen those.

Mog
26/06/2013 at 21:29

I looked into Stinkhorns - I'm sure that that is what it is. It shoots up then breaks in half and topples over. There is a cracking you tube clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpy5WpWEAsA 

Thanks for your help Welshonion

 

26/06/2013 at 21:33

I think it's a Phallus Impudicus - a stinkhorn.

Believe it or not my friend's father used to eat these things at their youngest stage plus a number of equally unappetising looking fungi.

They grow in the woods round our house and smell like a decaying corpse.

26/06/2013 at 21:35

sounds tasty

26/06/2013 at 21:38

Love the you tube clip - isn't time lapse photography wonderful?

Mog
26/06/2013 at 22:38

Thanks very much for all the comments everyone, very helpful.

If a few more pop up I'll post them on here.

Cheers

 

Mog
26/06/2013 at 22:39

PS I won't be eating any!

26/06/2013 at 22:45

probably wise

26/06/2013 at 22:57

LOL

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