Stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
Cheshire, England, 2003

The stinkhorn's lewd appearance is surpassed by its thoroughly obnoxious odour. It smells like rotting meat, and its spores are spread by the flies which are attracted to the slime on its tip.

In Eastern European folk medicine it is thought to have anti-cancer properties, and recent research carried out in Latvia, suggests that there may be some basis for this belief.