Phallus Indusiatus Facts
- Firstly, the Phallus Indusiatus ranks as a mushroom with unusual attributes. This is because the aroma of this fungus has the ability to produce spontaneous orgasms in women. Now that will get one’s attention.
- However, the naturally produced scent of this mushroom only produced this effect on 37.5% of the tested women. Further, it required larger concentrations. In smaller doses, the scent merely evokes elevated heart rates in women tested. Still better than nothing.
- Yet, among men tested, 100% considered the scent extremely unpleasant, with no physiological effects. Therefore, you might say the Phallus Indusiatus remains a mainly female-friendly mushroom.
Phallus Indusiatus Physical Description
Firstly, the Phallus Indusiatus boasts a large bell-shaped cap. In addition, this produces copious quantities of a green slime. This slime appears intended to attract flies, which then spread the spores.
Mature specimens often attain a height of as much as 10 in (25 cm). That makes it a rather large mushroom. Further, the top often measures up to 1.6 in (4 cm) in width.
The species also produces a wide, lacy skirt. Its stalk typically displays a bright white color, while the cap most commonly has a light or dark brown color.
- Kingdom: Fungi
- Phylum: Basidiomycota
- Class: Agaricomycetes
- Order: Phallales
- Family: Phallaceae
- Genus: Phallus
- Species: P. indusiatus
Phallus Indusiatus Distribution, Habitat, and Ecology
It is uncommon in the wild in all areas, however. Though it principally appears in tropical forests, it will also grow opportunistically in gardens if the soil is rich enough. So if you are a lady and have some space to grow something, we recommend you try growing this specific type of mushroom.
This fungus has also been shown to possess numerous chemicals with medicinal properties. It is also edible and commonly used in Oriental cooking.
Finally, the mushroom stays short-lived, rarely lasting more than 3 days.