Our neighbors operate a Greenhouse and they've never seen anything like
this. A whole cluster just popped up in our woodland garden amongst the
woodchips. It must be some kind of mushroom, the brownish ends look
like poop and wipes off easy, but the stalk is hollow and has a peculiar
odor like cleaning solution or a chemical, not nasty but not pleasant
either. Here's a picture....
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I'm sure the poster is right, it is stinkhorn, mutinis caninus. Yours
is some kind of spinoff from that with the white patches/circles.
I had the other kind pop up one year, nasty smelling and appropriately
named phallus impudicus. I have to copy and paste the Latin names as I
was never much good at remembering (or caring) what they were. The ones
on this page are smaller than mine was, maybe they aren't fully
developed yet. Mine was about the size of yours, several inches in
I was repulsed by mine and glad so far I've never had another one. But
you never know about some things. Could have the secret of a cure for
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