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Mutinus caninus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Dog Stinkhorn, Hundsrute, Kutyaszömörcsög, Phallus de Chien, Satyre des cheins
Mutinus caninus Mushroom
Ref No: 8092
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Mutinus caninus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8093
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Mutinus caninus Mushroom
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Orange
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Volva on stem
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Mutinus caninus (Pers.) Fr. Dog Stinkhorn, Hundsrute, Phallus de Chien, Satyre des cheins, Kutyaszömörcsög. Fruit body initially a semi-submerged eggs as in Phallus impudicus but much smaller, 1–2cm across and more cylindric in shape, whitish-yellow, finally rupturing when the hollow pitted receptacle extends. Stem 10–12cm high, pale yellow-buff to bright orange, surmounted by the narrow conical orange-red head covered in dark olive slime which contains the spores and has a very slight sickly smell. Spores pale yellow, oblong, 4–5 x 1.5–2µ. Habitat in leaf litter in woods. Season summer to late autumn. Occasional. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Norman Leonard (Canada) - 03 October 2012

I found these growing on a path of wood chips on a local golf course
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Kirk Holmes (United States) - 17 August 2012

I thought this was a mushroom and thanks to this site, proved it was. Creepy to say the least.
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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 24 July 2012

Mutinus caninus. Inedible fungi.
Mutinus caninus
alex konig (Netherlands) - 16 June 2012

mutinus caninus kleine stinkzwam (dutch name) parkstad limburg 2011
Mutinus caninus
alex konig (Netherlands) - 16 June 2012

mutinus caninus kleine stinkzwam (dutch name) parkstad limburg 2011
Mutinus caninus
Kris Steitz (United States) - 02 November 2011

Found this morning, 11/1/11, never seen before. Mutinus caninus??? Love your website! Cheers! Kris Steitz Louisville, KY
Mutinus caninus
Lenny Worthington (Thailand) - 05 October 2011

Hufingham Germany 25th July 2009
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Dave Kelly (United Kingdom) - 19 September 2011

Not erect but nice detail.
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Nate Arthur (United States) - 01 August 2011

Here's another picture of Mutinus caninus for the collection. Nate Arthur
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 04 July 2011

Find and photo taken by Marjan Kuštera,Serbia,Niš.July 2011.
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Tim Riggs (United States) - 09 May 2011

Found close to louisville,KY USA
Mutinus caninus
Tim Riggs (United States) - 09 May 2011

Found close to louisville,KY USA
Mutinus caninus
Tim Riggs (United States) - 09 May 2011

Found close to Louisville,KY USA
Mutinus caninus
Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed in Dalton's Claypit, W. Mids.
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Kassie Kasselman (South Africa) - 24 January 2010

Is this the same? I have, on 21/1/2010, for the first time in my 63 years, seen this in Klerksdorp and Stilfontein, both in the North West Province of South Africa! This plant /toadstool/mushroom / fungus comes up in the night, and lasts one day, (till about 16:00) before it withers away and dies. The tip is actually a sticky gooey paste in the morning, but during the day solidifies and dries out. The plant as a sickly smell, is hollow, and appears to have a "mouth" at the tip.
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James Woolard (United States) - 10 May 2009

Found in my yard in Godley, Texas this morning
Mutinus caninus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 December 2008

Mutinus caninus
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