Phallus impudicus


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Noun1.Phallus impudicus - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatismPhallus impudicus - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism
genus Phallus, Phallus - genus of fungi having the cap or pileus hanging free around the stem
carrion fungus, stinkhorn - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallales; "the foul smell of the stinkhorn attracts insects that carry the spores away on their feet"
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The section on rude and ridiculous names is a particular delight: the common stinkhorn fungus, scientifi-cally named Phallus impudicus, is not even the star of the show.
In an effort to enlighten readers, especially biologists, about the "intimate" connection that we have with mushrooms and molds, he recounts the history, life cycle, and quirks of the most unusual breeds--including Phallus impudicus, a mushroom that closely resembles a penis.
Brakhage takes the fact that flowers are sexual organs and includes the human among them (as nature herself, always willing to recapitulate a design, does with Phallus Impudicus and the sea urchin).