Common stinkhorn, 18th century

Common stinkhorn, 18th century

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Credit: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus). This artwork of the fruiting body of this fungus is by the German botanist Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-1770). Ehret moved to England in 1736. This drawing is described as a phallus (referring to the shape of the fruiting body) found at Bulstrode, England, on 12 November 1763. This is sketch 229/230.

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