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Stinkhorn Mushroom

Mutinus caninus

Description:

Looking like pinkish to orangish spikes which arise from whitish "eggs" in the ground, these mushrooms are initially covered with brown or olive brown slime and dry as they die out.

Habitat:

These shrooms growing alone or gregariously in gardens, flowerbeds, meadows, lawns, wood chips, cultivated areas, and hardwood forests. They tend to pop up in the summer and fall

Notes:

They are saprobes survive which mean they decomposing dead or decaying organic material. They are saprobes, and help decompose dead wood and leaves.

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

Poquoson, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Aug 31, 2013

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