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Elegant Stinkhorn

Mutinus elegans


The elegant stinkhorn is a type of mushroom. The color is generally red to pink, the rounded body can range from 4 to 7 inches tall, and anywhere from 5/8 to 1 inch across. The tips of the elegant stinkhorns are covered by a greenish-brown slime while young.


You can find this elegant stinkhorn during the months of July through September. They grow on old wood, dead leaves, or rich soil. This explains why I found it in our mulch beds which are composed of wood chips and dead leaves tend to fall here.


Taylor Brown

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Thomas Nelson Community College
Spotted by a stud ent at Thomas Nelson Community College

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 26, 2013
Submitted on Aug 26, 2013

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