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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Phallales: Phallaceae: Phallus hadriani Vent.

Phallus hadriani – sand stinkhorn

Synonyms: Hymenophallus hadriani, Ithyphallus impudicus, Phallus arenarius, Phallus caninus, Phallus clusianus, Phallus hadrianii, Phallus imperialis, Phallus impudicus, Phallus iosmos, Phallus iosmus.

Common names: sand stinkhorn, Witch's Egg, Dune Stinkhorn.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phallus hadriani, commonly known as the dune stinkhorn, is a species of fungus in the Phallaceae (stinkhorn) family. It is a widely distributed species, and is native to Asia, Europe, and North America. In Australia, it is probably an introduced species. The stalk of the fruit body reaches up to 20 cm (7.9 in) tall by 4 cm (1.6 in) thick, and is spongy, fragile, and hollow. At the top of the stem is a ridged and pitted, thimble-like cap over which is spread olive-colored spore slime (gleba). Shortly after emerging, the gleba liquefies and releases a fetid odor that attracts insects, which help disperse the spores. Said to be edible in its immature egg-like stage, it typically grows in public lawns, yards and gardens, usually in sandy soils. Phallus hadriani may be distinguished from the similar P. impudicus (the common stinkhorn) by the presence of a pink or violet-colored volva at the base of the stem, and by differences in odor.

Czech: Hadovka valčická, Dutch: Duinstinkzwam, Estonian: Luite-tanuseen, German: Dünen-Stinkmorchel, Hungarian: Homoki szömörcsög, Lithuanian: Hadriano poniabudė, Polish: Sromotnik fiołkowy, Russian: Весёлка Адриана, Swedish: Dynstinksvamp, Ukrainian: Веселка Адріана.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-27.htm">December 27, 2013</A>
LinkDune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 27, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Close up of a dune stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-27.htm">December 27, 2013</A>
LinkClose up of a dune stinkhorn mushroom (Phallus hadriani) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 27, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Rd, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Close up of a cap of dune stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-27.htm">December 27, 2013</A>
LinkClose up of a cap of dune stinkhorn mushroom (Phallus hadriani) on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 27, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Egg stage of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkEgg stage of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps1207 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Emerging dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkEmerging dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps1207 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Eggs and young dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkEggs and young dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps1207 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dissected eggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkDissected eggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps1207 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Purple eggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkPurple eggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps1207 Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-13.htm">December 13, 2018</A>
LinkDune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 13, 2018
Location on maps100 Gilchrist Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Cluster of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-13.htm">December 13, 2018</A>
LinkCluster of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 13, 2018
Location on maps100 Gilchrist Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Eggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) near a rotting log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-15.htm">December 15, 2018</A>
LinkEggs of dune stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus hadriani) near a rotting log on Chinquapin Trail in Huntsville State Park. Texas, December 15, 2018
Location on mapsNew Waverly, TX 77358, USA
Dune stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-28.htm">December 28, 2019</A>
LinkDune stinkhorn mushroom (Phallus hadriani) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 28, 2019
Location on maps23200 Park Rd, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Close up of dune stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-28.htm">December 28, 2019</A>
LinkClose up of dune stinkhorn mushroom (Phallus hadriani) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 28, 2019
Location on maps23200 Park Rd, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Sand stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Phallus hadriani</B>) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-28.htm">December 28, 2019</A>
LinkSand stinkhorn mushroom (Phallus hadriani) on a grassy lawn on Robinson Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, December 28, 2019
Location on maps23200 Park Rd, Washington, TX 77880, USA

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