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synonyms: Böhmische Verpel, Cseh kucsmagomba, Rapunzelverpel
Verpa bohemica Mushroom
Ref No: 9645
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Verpa bohemica (Krombh.) Schroer. Böhmische Verpel, Cseh Kucsmagomba,
Rapunzelverpel. Cap 1-2.5cm high, thimble- to bell-shaped; dull yellow-brown to sepia; surface deeply wrinkled and convoluted; margin completely free from the stem, cap attached only at top. Stem 50-100 x 10-25mm, slightly clavate; white; smooth to scurfy-granular, often ridged. Flesh white. Odor pleasant. Taste pleasant. Asci each ascus holds only 2 spores. Spores huge, ellipsoid, smooth, 60-80 x 15-18µ. Deposit yellow. Habitat in damp woods along stream banks, pathsides. Found in Europe and throughout most of North America although rare in the East. Season March-early May. Edible with caution. Although widely eaten, it has caused adverse symptoms in some people.

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csanád csan (Hungary) - 30 August 2013

verpa bohemica 2013 april central hungary
Verpa bohemica
csanád csan (Hungary) - 14 July 2013

verpa bohemica 2013 central hungary.
Verpa bohemica
csanád csan (Hungary) - 14 July 2013

in year 2013 we had winter in hungary also during march. first verpa bohemicas appeared under the snow.
Verpa bohemica
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 15 April 2013

Hungarian name, Cseh kucsmagomba
Verpa bohemica
calvin williams (United States) - 24 October 2012

phallus impudicus, common stinkhorn. Growing from a universal veil in a matter of hours. Cap attached to the stem at the top. Has a pungent odor while wet, wash spores from cap, ediable but not much flavor. Found in Colorado,USA.
Verpa bohemica
Jennifer Baker (United States) - 08 May 2012

This is what it looks like cut open. Found in back yard grass after an all day rain, first week in may, Kansas
Verpa bohemica
Jennifer Baker (United States) - 08 May 2012

This is how it looks before it sprouts. It had a thick jelly like substance
Verpa bohemica
Jennifer Baker (United States) - 08 May 2012

found in the grass in my back yard. They smell really good. Reminds me of how an artichoke smells
Verpa bohemica
Oleg Bezyazychny (Russian Federation) - 09 November 2011

Voronezh region
Verpa bohemica
Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 09 April 2011

Found and photo by Marjan Kustera,Serbia.
Verpa bohemica
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 04 April 2011

April 2, 2011
Verpa bohemica
Julie Fay (United States) - 02 June 2009

Looks like the correct category. Found in my front yard in Southern California.
Verpa bohemica
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 03 December 2008

Verpa bohemica
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