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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Phallales: Phallaceae: Phallus impudicus L., 1753

Phallus impudicus – stinkhorn

Synonyms: Dictyophora duplicata, Hymenophallus togatus, Ithyphallus impudicus, Ityphallus impudicus, Kirchbaumia imperialis, Morellus impudicus, Phallus duplicatus, Phallus foetidus, Phallus volvatus, Phallus vulgaris.

Common name: stinkhorn.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phallus impudicus, known colloquially as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature, the latter feature giving rise to several names in 17th-century England. It is a common mushroom in Europe and North America, where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. The fruiting structure is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. Known as the gleba, this material contains the spores, and is transported by insects which are attracted by the odor—described as resembling carrion. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and immature mushrooms are consumed in parts of France and Germany.

Arabic: قرن نتن شائع, Armenian: Թիակիկ սովորական, Basque: Etsai zakil, Belarusian: Вясёлка звычайная, Belarusian (Taraškievica orthography): Сраматнік, Catalan: Ou del diable, Chinese: 白鬼笔, Czech: Hadovka smrdutá, Danish: Almindelig stinksvamp, Dutch: Grote stinkzwam, Estonian: Harilik tanuseen, Finnish: Haisusieni, French: Satyre puant, Galician: Carallán, Georgian: ქვეყნის გული, German: Gemeine Stinkmorchel, Hungarian: Erdei szömörcsög, Japanese: スッポンタケ, Lithuanian: Paprastoji poniabudė, Polish: Sromotnik smrodliwy, Romanian: Burete pucios, Russian: Весёлка обыкновенная, Samogitian: Žemės taukā, Slovak: Hadovka smradľavá, Swedish: Stinksvamp, Ukrainian: Веселка звичайна.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Common stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus impudicus</B>) on mulch in a tree utilization site in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-17.htm">March 17, 2018</A>
LinkCommon stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus impudicus) on mulch in a tree utilization site in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, March 17, 2018
Location on maps320-390 Harmon Rd, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Common stinkhorn mushrooms (<B>Phallus impudicus</B>) growing on mulch in a tree utilization site in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-03-17.htm">March 17, 2018</A>
LinkCommon stinkhorn mushrooms (Phallus impudicus) growing on mulch in a tree utilization site in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, March 17, 2018
Location on maps320 Harmon Rd, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA

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