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Stinkhorn

Mutinus ravenelii

Description:

Stock was spongy, with the white body and red tip it could be Mutinus ravenelii , but I am no expert. I could be any of Mutinus elegans, M. caninus, & M. ravenelii. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/mutinus_el...

Habitat:

In a garden area

Notes:

"Stinkhorns frequently bewilder people by popping up in lawns, thrusting their slime-covered tips into the world within a matter of hours. They have been much maligned over the years, probably because--well, because they stink and they often look like penises (human, canine, or alien)" http://www.mushroomexpert.com/mutinus_el...

1 species ID suggestions

Elegant Stinkhorn
Mutinus elegans Mutinus elegans

1 Comment

MonacaNoble
MonacaNoble 6 years ago

Thanks dandoucette for the ID!

Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.88, Long: -76.56

Spotted on Sep 9, 2011
Submitted on Sep 9, 2011

Spotted for mission

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