Called the bamboo fungus, veiled lady, and the ever popular long net stinkhorn, this mushroom growing video will astound and embarrass you.
The scientific name says it all: Phallus indusiatus. Once you know what it is you can chuckle with the sophomoric humor or just be dazzled by how amazing it looks as it grows.
This fine video GIF shows a veiled lady growing from the ground up in all its spectacular and slightly x-rated glory.
Phallus indusiatus is found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Good news- the long net stinkhorn is edible!
It can be dried, put into a soup, or served as a side dish. It is considered sacred in parts of Africa, but sometimes its foul stench can mislead hunters into thinking that something has died.
We'll try to remember that when we order it.