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'Squid' 'shroom?

This is a discussion on 'Squid' 'shroom? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Found this last Saturday growing in three patches. I have no idea what it is. ...

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    Default 'Squid' 'shroom?

    Found this last Saturday growing in three patches. I have no idea what it is. Anyone that could shed some light on it would be appreciated.

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    Alien droppings.....

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    This was the closest thing I could find - Hunter Valley Backyard Nature: #5 Strange Stinkhorns. They do look like something alien!

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    Yeah, some kind of stinkhorn fungus, or an alien invasion. If we never hear from you again we'll know which one it is.

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    Look up puffball mushrooms. When they release their spores they burst open like that. We get them on the side of our garage.

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    I checked the puff-balls and couldn't find anything that close. Some of the stink-horns are similar, but a different color, and the tentacles are different.

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    They look almost like sea anemones to me, but they wouldn't be growing on your lawn! I think you have lawn monsters!

    On further research, there is a sea anemone mushroom that looks like that, but the top is red. They smell bad. Maybe yours are old and faded? Maybe you've discovered something new! Here is a link to sea anemone mushrooms in HI:
    http://mushroaming.com/MushRoaming_Hawaii_2008

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    ID'd! It is aseroe arachnoidea, and grows in shade popping up after a good rain. Seems to love well broken down manure, too.

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    Alien invasion averted! I still wouldn't be surprised to see one of those reaching for something warm-blooded to eat.

    Genus Aseroe is in the fungus family Phallacaea - the stinkhorns.

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