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


 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

fidgetbones

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

Welshonion

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

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

 

 

Sara 4

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

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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.

 


(It's sideways this time - sorry)

nutcutlet

They are amazing, I've never seen those.

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

 

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.

Sara 4

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

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

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

Cheers

 

PS I won't be eating any!

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