orange octopus mushrooms

starhippeOctober 7, 2007

i have these really weird orange mushrooms coming up in the front yard that appear to have legs and a hat with a hole in it. they appear to grow about 4 to 6 inches a day. can anyone tell me what they are? i am going to try to post links to the pics...

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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

I've seen these in books and online,i think its some kind of morel fungus

    Bookmark   October 7, 2007 at 12:10PM
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growerman(Z4)

You have a common stink horn. Flies like them. they don't really smell unless you stick your nose up to the brown slimy end that forms.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 3:04AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That one is commonly called the Octopus Stinkhorn, Clathus columnatus.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 1:57PM
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