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orange octopus mushrooms

Posted by starhippe ga coast (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 7, 07 at 10:13

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...

http://home.comcast.net/~starshippe/orange4.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~starshippe/orange3.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~starshippe/orange2.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~starshippe/orange0.jpg


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RE: orange octopus mushrooms

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


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RE: orange octopus mushrooms

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.


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RE: orange octopus mushrooms

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


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