Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Phallus impidicus, also known as "The Stinkhorn" from egg stage (which incidently can be eaten though said not to be tasty) to the second stage.The green mass on the top attracts flies which spread the fungal spores.Found in various woods throughout Pembrokeshire.


  1. Howlong does it take to do this?

    1. This can happen overnight.They say if you go out at night and know wehere one is in the early stages you can actually hear a rice crispie popping sound which is the fungi growing. I have collected one at the egg stage and kept it on a piece of paper towel which i moistened every day to keep it wet on top of a piece of wood with a hole in it to support the egg. You can watch it develop, facinating thing to observe. Give it a try.