Mutinus elegans is a species of fungus commonly known as the elegant stinkhorn, the dog stinkhorn, faeces carota, the headless stinkhorn, or the devil's dipstick. This unusual mushroom relies on flies and other insects to spread its spores. Attracted by strong foul odor, insects feed on the brown slimy substance that contains spores of the fungus and then carry them to other grounds.
Image ID: 20180922145239
Licence: Rights Managed
Original size: 3464x4491 (15.6 megapixels)
Date Taken: 09/22/2018
Model/Property release: Not Applicable
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
This image is from "Rights Managed" collection. Rights Managed images are licensed and priced according to your specific type of use. Send a purchase request or learn more about licensing.