Observation 24660: Phallus Junius ex L.

When: 2009-08-19

Collection location: Breezy Point, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nikolas (mulespam)

No specimen available

I noticed it growing in the landscape wood chips. never seen one like it before and am trying to find out if it is edible, really. the stem is sponge like in appearance, hollow, and somewhat brittle. a full grown one broke/shattered as I tried to see if it would bruise when I pressed on it. the cap is spongy too. very pliable. no gills. unable to get spore print. the covering on the bulb part of an immature one quickly turned purple-ish when bruised. the top of the cap was a thick white ring like a sucked-on minty, white life-saver. the mature mushrooms were about 5-6 inches tall.

picture from camera phone, sorry.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:51 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘breezy point, MN, USA’ to ‘Breezy Point, Minnesota, USA’


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A stinkhorn ?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-08-23 18:17:49 CEST (+0200)

The unusual stem looks like it might be a stinkhorn. Need more photos, of all the parts.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2009-08-23 18:12:41 CEST (+0200)

Would it be possible to get some more pics of this one?

Some good macro shots?