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common stinkhorn

Phallus impudicus

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Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Nice spotting!

Jae 6 years ago

No problem, ctaklis. I haven't spotted a morel yet myself, but from what I've read older stinkhorn specimens are easily mistaken for morels. I can see now why :)

Chris Taklis
Chris Taklis 6 years ago

Thanks Jae. I think you are right... i will fix the name immediately. I didn't see the base and i identify it only from the upset side of the mushroom.

Jae 6 years ago

Nice one, ctaklis. Though I'm pretty sure the one in your picture isn't a morel. Late spring would be the season for Morchella vulgaris. And in your photos the fungus has brittle stem and at the base of the stem you can remainings of a volva. That's why I think your spotting is a stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus).

Chris Taklis
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Chris Taklis

Δήμος Νοτίου Πηλίου, Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας, Greece

Spotted on Nov 10, 2014
Submitted on Nov 19, 2014

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