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hilarious mushrooms

Warning: Although there are no pictures in this entry, it has a phallic theme.

Do a google image search on "stinkhorn"

How can that be? I just have to ask. How in nature can one thing look so like another thing, for no good reason???

The mulch by our local supermarket must have been seeded with stinkhorn spores; they're all coming up now, in all their masculine glory. It's something else to see!

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guitbowl
Sep. 23rd, 2006 10:47 am (UTC)
interesting...
According to Wikipedia Stinkhorns are a type of fungi which produce a foul-scented, rod-shaped mushroom. They belong to the order Phallales.
asakiyume
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:24 am (UTC)
Re: interesting...
Wow, there's a whole order called Phallales? Pretty funny. Definitely rod shaped, yup. I wasn't close enough to catch the stink...
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:15 am (UTC)
asakiyume
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
What a great post! When my husband saw the pictures on google--some w/the eggs, his reaction was, "Some of them even have balls!"
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
ha ha ha! it's TRUE!
guitbowl
Sep. 23rd, 2006 12:12 pm (UTC)
I love your pictures...
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 12:20 pm (UTC)
thank you. mushrooms are one of my favorite subjects. :)
guitbowl
Sep. 23rd, 2006 01:20 pm (UTC)
I meant all of them...
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
thank you very much!
asakiyume
Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Isn't she an incredible photographer! You should definitely watch her journal--it's amazing photo after amazing photo :-)
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:16 am (UTC)
oh, and the mulch probably just has stinkhorn mycelium in it.
asakiyume
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:26 am (UTC)
That mulch is pretty full of ... stuff. It's the same mulch that in the spring and early summer was producing dog vomit fungus (that you or urbpan wrote about, back then).
cottonmanifesto
Sep. 23rd, 2006 11:30 am (UTC)
imagine the mushrooms in the woods those trees came from!!
deponti
Sep. 23rd, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...Mr Bobbitt could have tried a transplant with one of these...
asakiyume
Sep. 23rd, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
I thought that too!
miafedup
Sep. 23rd, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeewwwwww
So it's a stinky penis-shaped fungus.

Greeeeat. Can't wait to get my hands on that.

Thank you for giving me a reason to use green, pukey face (my favorite!)
suzan_s
Sep. 24th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
Hehehehe, nature does have it's sense of humor doesn't it.
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