Observation 32225: Phallus hadriani Vent.

When: 2010-01-19

Collection location: Arroyo Grande, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: George Suneson (nordiculf)

No specimen available

pUNGENT ODOR ,6.4CM High.In cooreltion with fruit trees.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Arroyo Grande,Ca,San Luis Obispo Co’ to ‘Arroyo Grande, California, USA

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yeah, a morel from hell!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-19 08:45:55 MST (-0700)

with that chambered cap, it does kinda sorta resemble a morel, but hard to imagine folks wanting to gather these stinky things for the table. The purple cap atop your mushroom is a universal veil remnant (lower bit of sac also visible in your photo)…which starts white and stains purple upon exposure to the air. The goo in the chambers is the spore mass and the source of the bad smell…can you guess how their spores are spread? Hint…it’s a flying animal vector…

I bet
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-18 22:56:52 MST (-0700)

I bet it had a pungent odour, haha.

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