Johnson SD and Jiirgens A (2010) Convergent evolution of carrion and faecal scent mimicry in fly-pollinated angiosperm flowers and a stinkhorn
In the stinkhorn
flower mimic Duguetia cadaverica there is mainly a combination of fatty acid derivatives (with cheese and fungi compounds) and S-bearing compounds, typical for carcass.
Phallus drewesii belongs to a group of mushrooms known as stinkhorns
which give off a foul, rotting meat odor.
I remember my first call at his home when I found the living room littered with jars of live amphibia and reptiles and even a specimen of the stinkhorn
, Phallus impudicus; strange New World forms of which he was anxious to learn the names and life histories.
This is stinkhorn
," he explains, as we watch a fly and slug devour this odd looking specimen.
The Lattice Stinkhorn
, or Red Cage, erupted in a blaze of colour at Bishop's Wood Local Nature Reserve near Caswell.
Voice (Tony Santos, she's a songbird supreme, and has been scat-tapping since the days of playing with Morphine, before they were only a club band in the Bean Town scene), sax (Michael Monhart, who was with Stinkhorn
and with me for more than 20 years now) and me.