Are stinkhorns safely edible?
Serious post - really.
A few years after spreading several truckloads of (mostly oak) chips to improve sandy soil, I'm starting to get a lot of stinkhorn mushrooms. Most are Phallus ravenelii and Pseudocolus fusiformis (I think; I'm not trained in this) with a few others. They smell pretty rank when fresh. After rain washes away the spore-bearing slime, though, the remaining shafts smell wonderful - like the best fresh supermarket mushrooms I've encountered, but much stronger.
The young "eggs" are said to be safe and tasty. Are the post-mature above-ground parts OK to eat?
Happy Hallowe'en, all.