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Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: Strange Mushroom

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Hpyndixie
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2009
5:47 PM

Post #7005009

Can someone id this mushroom? Is it poisenous? Thanks

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Hpyndixie
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #7005019

another pic

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 30, 2009
9:28 PM

Post #7005720

Stinkhorn Phallus impudicus.

Not poisonous, but not edible either (they can be eaten when very young, still in the 'egg' stage). As you've probably noticed, the full-grown fungus has a revolting smell, which attracts carrion flies to disperse the spores.

Resin
Hpyndixie
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2009
11:59 PM

Post #7006106

Thanks resin...I have not noticed a foul smell or many flies around it.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

August 31, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #7006128

Probably finished smelling now - it looks a bit 'past its best'.

Read more about them here: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phallus_impudicus.html

Resin

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