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Lantern Stinkhorn
Phallaceae Lysurus Mokusin
Location: Native to China. Is also found in Australia, Europe, and North America. (Likely an introduced species.) Found it in my back yard. (Kansas City, Mo.
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Lantern Stinkhorn
Phallaceae Family
Lysurus Genus

L. Mokusin is considered edible in its immature "egg" stage. The fruit body of the mature L. Mokusin may smell like "fresh dog feces", or "rotten fish" deterring most from eating it. Immature fruit bodies are a small white gelatinous "eggs" ranging from .5-1.5 inches in diameter. The adult fruit body will be white to pink to red, with the spire-like stipe being the darker color. It measures from 4-6 inches long. On the outside of the the stipe there is a slimy, brown, and stinky spore mass. The stench attract flies, and other insects to disperse the spores. The plant grows in forest litter and mulch, and apparently my moist grassy back yard.


Lantern Stinkhorn




Lantern Stinkhorn


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gardengeek
gardengeek
May 22, 2011
That's cool!

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