Double mesh (Phallus duplicatus) photo and description

Double mesh (Phallus duplicatus)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Phallomycetidae (Veselkovye)
  • Order: Phallales (Merry)
  • Family: Phallaceae (Veyolkovye)
  • Genus: Phallus (Veselka)
  • Species: Phallus duplicatus (Double mesh)

Other names:

  • Dictyophora double
  • Dictyophora duplicata

Double mesh


The young fruiting body of the twinned mesh is a spherical, ovoid or cylindrical formation with a diameter of 4-5 cm, covered first with a white, then yellowish-white, light brown shell, which later breaks into lobes that remain at the base of the stem. The stem is cylindrical, hollow, spongy, white, at the top it ends with a ribbed-mesh conical cap with a collar-shaped disc. The cap at maturity is slimy, olive green. From the place of attachment of the cap with a leg, a mesh formation departs, hanging down to half or to the end of the leg.


A twin setkonoska was found in the Iskitimsky (in a mixed forest near the village of Klyuchi) and in the Bolotninsky (near the village of Novobibeyevo) districts. In Russia, it is known in the Belgorod, Moscow, Tomsk regions, in the Krasnoyarsk and Primorsky territories, in the Transbaikalia. Outside Russia - in Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Lithuania,


Inhabits the twinned nest in deciduous forests on soil rich in humus, or on strongly decomposed wood residues. It is extremely rare, singly or in groups, in July - September.

The mushroom is included in the Red Book of the USSR and the Red Book of the RSFSR.


Young mushrooms are edible; in addition, double dictyophora is used in folk medicine against gout and rheumatism.