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Uncommon modern day sighting: Phallus indusiatus

May 03rd, 2008 by Augustine Towonsing

  • Date : 30/04/2008 09:00

  • Location : Private garden, Sg. Petani, Kedah.

These series of photos are not paranormal in nature. However, this type of mushroom  ( phallus-shape mushroom) is not a common sight these days.

Further online research had enabled me to define the exact type of the said mushroom. Interestingly, these type of mushroom has its shape similar to an erect penis that triggered off my curiosity. In fact, the Wikipedia encyclopedia defined that the word phallus can refer to an erect penis, or to an object shaped like a penis.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Phallus
Phallus indusiatus

Characteristics and nature

These mushrooms are called 'Higher Fungi' within the kingdom of fungi. Phallus indusiatus (also called long net stinkhorn and veiled lady) is a stinkhorn fungus, eaten as a vegetable (known in English as bamboo fungus or bamboo pith) in some cuisines of southern China, particularly that of the southwestern province of Yunnan.

Below is a photo of the same species downloaded from the Wikipedia encyclopedia:

Notable species

Below are other species of the phallus mushroom.

Phallus impudicus

Phallus ravenelii

Further Reading on Wikipedia

May 03rd, 2008 by Augustine Towonsing

Below are the references on stinkhorns :

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