I was fooling around with my chipping (golf) and unearthed a couple of what I believe to be fungi which are completely foreign to me. I’ve never seen anything similar in my 26 years, so I was wondering if anyone might identify them. The particulars-
One is somewhat kidney-shaped, rounded and somewhat ‘lumpy’.
Approximately 3/4"X 1" in diameter X length.
Resembles almost exactly like a potato of similar size.
The second is roughly spherical, resembles a garlic bulb (I think), and is somewhat pitted
Approximately 1 and 1/4" in diameter.
Cutting away an end of both reveals a black ‘filler’ under an approximately 1/16" thin skin-again much like a potato. The second, which I am considering drier or more mature has a secondary layer outside of this skin, which is about 3/16" inches thick, white and spongy. The aforementioned filler is, as mentioned, black in both, reminiscent of a gum eraser in the first, somewhat porous in the manner of cork in the second. Both smell of decay/fungi/“the woods”.
Location-Appalachian Virginia, approximately 2200’ elevation, occurring about 1" deep in sandy-clay soil.
Anyone have any ideas about identification? Incidence? Range? Effects if eaten? Hallucinogenic properties? [del]Just thought I’d check, since my wife has ground said fungi and added them to her marinara sauce, and our guests are sitting down to the table.
Kidding, kidding…we never eat anything until we’ve scalloped it and laid a couple of disks on my infant daughter’s eyelids while she sleeps to see if she experiences any rashes, swelling, bad trips, etc.[/del]
I categorically deny having a wife or daughter. I am not going to ingest or otherwise imbibe these things. Please direct didactic, highhanded warnings elsewhere.