Thanks for resurrecting this one with such an interesting comment Mal. As seen in the Gallery comment Mykonik put this down as a coloured form of M. pura but I was never convinced and now checking with FoS ('very rare') I see much evidence, macrosopically speaking, to support what you have proposed. Guess I'll never know? But I remember the exact location in a pine section of Minley Wood so come the autumn I'll be on the look out again - shame I wasn't alert to it last year .
That sounds like an interesting experiment - your wife must be a very understanding woman given the not too pleasant aroma, not to mention the flies! Keep us informed won't you - do a post on WATW, so we can share your findings, there is a chance I will miss it here.
I just presumed stinkhorns were to be found later in the year, so its news to me they are around - I will have to check my stinkhorn locations.
Hi Mal, I have just seen you post "Spring Fungus" and you mention the edible Phallus at the egg stage. Is this the same as the Stinkhorn - Phallus impudicus, which is also edible at the egg stage? At the end of last summer and autumn I spent weeks watching these change stages (very interesting post on WAW plotting my wait - well I think so!), waiting for the chance of a good fresh specimen for photos - the first one I missed by hours (devistated) but went on to find many more. If they are the same, is it worth going back to last years haunts to find them again or will I have to look else where?
Or are we talking about different species?
hello Mal. what was happening on the bolbitius thread. I viewed my subscribed threads this morning and found lots of replies on it. It seemed you and cybershot were debating on something. Now I can't find the thread - has it been deleted?