14 Plants That Look Like Penis (With Pictures)

If a plant could look like a penis (a human male reproductive organ), what would it look like? Are there plants that really resemble a penis or having structures that look like penises? Well, you are not alone in this quest of wanting to know, many people are interested in coming across and knowing more about these plants, because they turn out to be very interesting sources of fun and knowledge. Penis-shaped plants can be quite amusing, if not downright hilarious.

There a few different varieties of such plants, some of them could be used in landscaping for the betterment of your home. This article will try to explore this subject by discussing fourteen common plants with either flowers or structures that have an approximate or exact resemblance to a human penis.

List of Penis-shaped Plants

  1. Penis Cactus/ San Pedro Penis Plant/ Pornographic cactus
  2. Peter Pepper
  3. Huacrapona Palm Tree
  4. Persian Cucumber
  5. Pitcher Plant (Napenthes)
  6. Stinkhorn
  7. Moccassin Flower
  8. Egg Plant
  9. Flamingo Flower
  10. Magnolia Tree Seed Pod
  11. Mexican Hat Plant
  12. Titan Arum
  13. Allamanda Flower Bud
  14. Phallic Cactus


Penis Cactus

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Scientific Name: Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose

Other Names: Pornographic Cactus, San Pedro Penis Plant

Description: Penis cactus is a type of cactus native to Bolivia and characterized by columnar or cucumber-like growth habit. The stems are produced in clusters and are light glaucous green with only a few spiny areoles in the basal portion. The upper part of the stem is smooth cylinder whereas the lower part can be spiny and is often ribbed. Owing to its highly unusual shape (penis-like), it is actually among the cactus that are sought after by cactus collectors.

Peter Pepper

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Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum var. annuum

Other Names: Penis pepper

Description: The peter pepper is a very rare type of pepper with an unknown origin. It is one of the common peppers noted for its phallic appearance when fully grown. The historian and chili enthusiasts like Frank X Tolbert have in their writings particularly described the red peter pepper as a ‘’miniature replica of the uncircumcised male organ’’. The pod of the pepper is wrinkled and has a round tip with a cleft. It is approximately 3 inches long when fully mature.

Huacrapona Palm Tree

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Scientific Name: Iriartea deltoidea

Common Name: Huacrapona, Barrigona  

Description: Huacrapona palm tree is a large palm growing up to 100 feet tall featuring a gray trunk that often swollen in the middle. The leaves of this palm are generally plumose and dark green in color. A dense thicket of long purple-black still roots that resemble a human penis grow out of its base. Huacrapona palm is native to the Pacific coast rainforests of Central and South America, from Ecuador to Bolivia.

Persian Cucumber

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Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus

Other Name: Middle Eastern Cucumber or Mini-cucumber

Description: Persian cucumbers were developed in the early to mid-20th century through traditional breading techniques in the Beit Alpha Kibbutz in northern Israel. This type of cucumber grows to be about six or seven inches tall. Its shape and size can be likened to nothing other than the human penis. This cucumber is commonly used in class or lecture demonstration or presentations where penis is the subject matter.

Pitcher Plant

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Scientific Name: Nepenthes

Other Names: Phallic Carnivorous Plants

Description: Pitcher plants are species of carnivorous plants with modified leaves known as pitfall traps that have an approximate resemblance to human penis. These plants are found mostly in Asia from Cambodia, Malaysia, Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia to Philippines. In many places in Asia, the plant has been declared endangered. The natural habitats of pitcher plants have declined in Asia due to agricultural expansion on private lands and the growth of tourism industry into protected areas.


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Scientific Name: Phallus impudicus

Other Names: Phallic Mushroom

Description: Phallus mushroom is a common mushroom in Europe and North America where it occurs in habitats rich in wood debris such as mulched gardens, coniferous forests and timber yards. In forests, it invariably appears near to dead tree stumps or other sources of rotting timber. It is easily recognizable type of mushroom due to its foul odor and its penis-like appearance. The fruiting body is tall and white with a slimy, dark olive colored conical head. It appears from summer to late autumn.

Moccasin flower

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Scientific Name: Cypripedium acaule

Other Names: Pink Lady’s Slipper, stemless lady’s-slipper

Description: Moccasin flower is a flowering plant in the orchid family native to North America. It is the provincial flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada and the state wildflower of New Hampshire, United States. The plant feature two plicate leaves near the ground whereby sprouts a long, pubescent stalk that bears a single pink flower. The entire flower nearly resembles the human male sexual organ. This flower has a wide geographical range from coastal plains to pine barrens to mountaintops.

Egg Plant

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Scientific Name: Solanum melongena

Other Names: Aubergine or Brinjal

Description: Eggplant is a tear-drop or penis-like shaped vegetable from the nightshade family. The origin of this plant remains unknown as there is no existing consensus about its origin, though it continues to grow wild in India, Asia and Africa. The color of the vegetable (technically a fruit) is variable and can be white, green, yellow, purple or black.

Flamingo Flower

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Scientific Name: Anthurium andraeanum

Other Name: Painter’s palette

Description: Flamingo flower is a species of flowering plant from the Anthurium genus native to Colombia and Ecuador. This species displays a beautiful glossy flower with a red colored spathe and an orange curly spadix that resembles the human penis. This flower has a high artistic value and is often used as a feature in floral arrangements.

Saucer Magnolia Tree Seed Pod

Magnolia Tree Seed Pod: Image Courtesy of Batsford Arboretum.

Scientific Name: Magnolia X soulangeana

Description: Magnolias are flowering trees whose large eye-catching airy blossoms grace the springtime. These trees are named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. Saucer magnolia seed pods narrow and grow 1 to 3 inches in length with a knobby, pinkish skin. Seed pod’s overall look is that of a human penis.

Mexican Hat Plant

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Scientific Name: Ratibida columnifera

Other Name: Upright prairie coneflower

Description: Mexican hat plant is native to North America and inhibits prairies, plains, roadsides and disturbed areas. This plant gets its name from its distinctive shape- a tall cone surrounded by drooping petals. Blooming beautifully from late spring to fall, the blossoms open on slender stems with bright green, feathery and deeply cleft leaves.

Titan Arum

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Scientific Name: Amorphophallus titanium

Other Name: Titan arum

Description: Titan arum is endemic to the rainforests on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra but is cultivated in many botanical gardens worldwide. The plant features a large furrowed spathe which is green to cream-colored on the outside and tightly encloses the spadix before opening to reveal its deep crimson to purple interior. The entire spadix can grow more than 2 meters in length (height) eventually having an approximate resemblance to an erected human penis.

Allamanda Flower Bud

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Scientific Name: Allamanda

Other Names: Allamanda vine

Description: Allamanda is a type of flowering plant that is native to the Americas with a wide distribution from Argentina to Mexico to Florida. Most allamanda varieties produce yellow flowers. However, before the flower unfurl from the bud, the bud is generally intact and pink in color, almost resembling a human penis.

Phallic Cactus

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Scientific Name: Echinococcus grusonii ‘penisae’

Other Names: Dick Cactus

The phallic cactus is a spiny, hairy cactus that is native to Mexico and Central America. The phallic cactus gets its name from its shape, which resemble an erect penis that has just come out of its sheath. It can grow more than 2 meters long and might feature brightly colored flowers. This cactus has been introduced throughout the world as a garden ornamental and in some places, it is often found on rocky slopes growing in pairs or clusters.

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