Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Penis Mushroom is back!

The penis mushroom is back. Phallus impudicus, commonly known as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature, the latter feature giving rise to several amusing names in 17th-century England. It is a common mushroom in Europe and western North America, where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. The fruiting structure is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. Known as the gleba, this material contains the spores, and is transported by insects which are attracted by the odor – described as resembling carrion. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and the young mushroom is consumed in parts of France and Germany. No way would I EVER eat this mushroom. It smells like old you know what!!

Here is our original Penis Mushroom.

Here are our new Penis Mushrooms

and the limp noodle

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