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Thumb-Sized Mushroom Identification
updated: Mar 17, 2017, 1:38 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

This one popped up in my yard. Anyone??

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 COMMENT 764094 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 01:56 PM

baby morel ?


 COMMENT 764098P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 02:13 PM

Stinkhorn fungus.


 COMMENT 764102 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 02:24 PM

fungi penisium


 COMMENT 764112P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 03:23 PM

nice mushroom


 FONDOFSB agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 08:53 PM

It's a long neck (you can see why) half free morel ..


 COMMENT 764229P agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-17 11:17 PM

Nicely manicured thumbnail.

Phallus impudicus (honest). 098P nailed it: Stinkhorn fungus.


 ALONZO agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-18 07:25 AM

priampisium erectum


 COMMENT 764251 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-18 07:29 AM

Bob C. here. This is a stinkhorn, named (appropriately) Phallus hadriani. It emerges from a pink sac at or just below the soil surface. The smelly black spore mass at the top attracts flies, which then disperse the spores, whereas most fungi spread their spores by wind. The mushroom will dry and shrivel up in about a day. Stinkhorns are found in gardens, lawns, and other disturbed areas. The mycelia from which they arise are saprobic (decay dead organic material). They are not toxic, completely harmless. There are quite a few species of stink horns in our area in addition to this one, some even more "stinky". They are not uncommon.


 COMMENT 764350 agree helpful negative off topic

2017-03-18 02:07 PM

Oh, Thanks for answering their question, Love your expertise Bob. We also had this question. Loved your classes, wish I would have taken your class before I found myself in a beautiful, very large, wide patch of morels in the deep Northern Forest that I never picked (I found out what they were when we got home). I suspected morels but left them there some 9 miles from any road, it was so cool to see though! Hope you're having a lot of fun with all this wet weather these days! I can still smell the delightful Chanterelles :~)


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