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Unnamed spotting


Spotted this in my shrubs by my front door in Portsmouth NH yesterday. I have never seen anything like it. When I removed it to take a closer look it broke in two and I noticed it was somewhat hollow.


In low growing shrub.

1 species ID suggestions

Dog stinkhorn
Mutinus caninus Mutinus caninus - Wikipedia


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 months ago

Wonderful find.. unfortunate name. :-)

ForestDragon 4 months ago

Nice find! This is one of my favorite mushrooms! Here is another reference:

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New Hampshire, USA

Lat: 43.04, Long: -70.76

Spotted on Oct 8, 2018
Submitted on Oct 8, 2018

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