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Stinky Squid

Pseudocolus fusiformis

Description:

Orange fruiting body that consisted of 3 tapering arms that were fused at the tips. Volva was gray-white. The gleba covered the inner parts of the arms and was greenish black and slimy. There were also several eggs in the area of this mushroom.

Habitat:

Spotted on a side of a nature trail next to a swampy area in a deciduous forest.

Notes:

The potent odor of the gleba attracts insects, which help to disperse the spores.

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2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks triggsturner

triggsturner
triggsturner 3 years ago

Nice spotting Christine.

Christine Y.
Spotted by
Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 14, 2017
Submitted on Jun 14, 2017

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