Observation 110884: Phallus impudicus L.
When: 2012-09-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: only one specimen -in the “egg” stage
in mixed woods, mostly hardwood, on top of the ground (non of it submerged)
mild odor

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I have eaten Phallus eggs before
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2012-09-25 07:41:44 CEST (+0200)

but can’t seem to muster up the courage this time. The specimen is still sitting in the refrigerator in a waxed bag. If it’s medicinal, perhaps that could give me a bit more incentive!

There is.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-25 07:30:25 CEST (+0200)

Apparently this fungus is used medicinally in China and SE Asia. I forget who said that. Could have been Christopher Hobbs, Paul Stamets, or David Arora.

differentiating P. impudicus vs. P. ravenelii in the egg stage
By: Steve Roberts (Mushroom World)
2012-09-25 05:54:38 CEST (+0200)

Daniel,

Thanks for the comments. I wondered if there might be a way to tell the two apart when in the egg stage.

Steve

BTW,
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-23 18:02:53 CEST (+0200)

fungi found above ground called epigeous
fungi found at ground called erumpent
fungi found below ground called hypogeous

Not P. ravenelii I think.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-09-23 18:00:57 CEST (+0200)

If you look at other obs. here, P. ravenelii typically has a columella extending thru the gleba, even when in egg stage. P. ravenelii should have a more brown or even blackish spore mass. I think P. impudicus a good match for green gleba.

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