A Mycological Marvel And Its Mate: This Mushroom Looks Like a Penis

A Mycological Marvel And Its Mate: This Mushroom Looks Like a Penis

As a self-described, amateur mycologist, inspired by Paul Stamets’s TEDMED talk1, I couldn’t help but click when presented with a reddit (forgive me!) post about mushrooms.2

What we have here is a fine example of Amanita caesarea, or Caesar’s mushroom. Identified by its orange-red cap, a stipe emerging from a pronounced volva, distinguishing it fr…

Hey! Wait a minute…

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Do you see what I see? Maybe I’ve been reading too much of Dr. Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog.3

Let the cat, or skogkatt, out of the bag on Facebook, on Twitter, or in the comments below.


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  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHDoROh2hA 

  2. http://imgur.com/a/wEXyv 

  3. http://www.strangehistory.net/ 

Chris Savia
Contributor at Week In Weird, in addition to being a member of The Anomalist's crack team of news editors and their social media maven. Chris lives near the Pine Barrens with his wife, six cats, and the Jersey Devil.
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You guys have a bot on the comments again.

It’s a little mushroom person.

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