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14 bizarre and beautiful mushrooms

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Mutinus caninus

The dog stinkhorn mushroom earned its name because of its shape, which some say resembles a dog's phallus. Indeed, the French names for it are Phallus de Chien and Satyre des chiens. It is common in Europe, Asia and eastern North America, and can be found through late summer and autumn in leaf litter and wood debris.