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Mutinus caninus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Mutinus
Fr. (1849)
Type species
Mutinus caninus
(Huds.) Fr. (1849)

Aedycia Raf. (1808)
Ithyphallus Gray (1821)
Cynophallus (Fr.) Corda (1842)
Corynites Berk. & M.A.Curtis(1853)
Caromyxa Mont. (1856)
Floccomutinus Henn. (1895)
Jansia Penz. (1899)
Xylophallus (Schltdl.) E.Fisch. (1933)

Mutinus is a genus of fungi in the family Phallaceae. The genus was first described by Elias Magnus Fries in 1849. According to the Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008), the widespread genus contains 12 species.[2]



The genus name Mutinus was a phallic deity, Mutinus Mutunus, one of the Roman di indigetes placated by Roman brides.[3]


  1. ^ "Synonymy: Mutinus Fr.". Species Fungorum. CAB International. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA. (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 445. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8. 
  3. ^ Arora, David (1986). Mushrooms Demystified. Berkeley, California: Ten Speed Press. p. 771. ISBN 0-89815-169-4. 

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