Observation 86174: Phallus impudicus L.

When: 2012-01-12

Collection location: Coin, Costa del Sol, Spain [Click for map]

Who: Peter (pedrot333)

No specimen available

Found under dead and dried bamboo leaves. Growing individually aprox. 300 to 500 mm apart.
50 to 60 mm dia. fairly firm to the touch. When cut in half they have a very distinct inner core so not a “puff ball”
No nasty smell, wife describes it as “bland”

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If you try Google pics
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-01-12 09:22:26 PST (-0800)

I’m sure you’ll find a lot like this


By: Peter (pedrot333)
2012-01-12 08:36:43 PST (-0800)

i tried a few other sites but none had anything like it.


Look up images of the young stage on the internet.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-12 07:54:19 PST (-0800)

The stem develops from out of the egg. There must be threads (rhizomorphs) attached to the underside of the egg. If not then it is something else but for sure something related, some other stinkhorn or the like.

By: Peter (pedrot333)
2012-01-12 07:36:02 PST (-0800)

but it does not have a stem outside of the ball. its just a ball on the ground with very fine filaments attaching it to the soil.

Seems to be
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-12 05:03:25 PST (-0800)

Phallus impudicus or Clathrus archeri in young button stage.