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Phallus impudicus, commonly known as the common stinkhorn, is a widespread fungus recognizable for its foul odor and its phallic shape when mature. It is a common mushroom in Europe and western North America, where it occurs in forests and mulched gardens. It appears from summer to late autumn. Despite its foul smell, it is not poisonous and the young mushroom is consumed in parts of France and Germany.