Observation 4082: Phallus impudicus L.

Found on the campus of UBC. Just kinda looking under the landscaping as walking along, and spotted these.

I thought it was neat to get the fly on the stink horn here, but it turns out, there was always a fly on the stink horn, it would have been hard to get a photo without a fly.

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Only smooth because it is fresh
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-09-16 22:50:43 MDT (-0600)

The actual head is not smooth, but reticulated. It only looks smooth here because it is fresh, and all the reticulated holes are equally filled with slime. There was also a crumbling very rotten one near by, which had a bleached out head, showing the webby network of indentations. It was soo rotten I didn’t take a photo of it.

Did you consider Phallus ravenelii
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-16 21:51:44 MDT (-0600)

I don’t know all the differences, but one is a smooth head rather than a reticulate one. Ron Pastorino has an observation of P. ravenelii.