Phallus impudicus (Common stinkhorn)
Europe, North America and Asia
Fruiting body 15-20 cm tall * 1.5 - 3 cm diameter
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Phallus impudicus, also known as Common stinkhorn is a large, white, spongy stalk with a dark olive-coloured conical head known as the gleba. This material contains spores and is transported by insects that are attracted by the strong odour. The fungus grows solitary to clustered on soil, often on decaying woody debris or sawdust.

Cap narrowly, bell-shaped, with apex open to hollow stem. Surface granular and white under slimy, olive-tinged spore mass. Stem cylindric, tapering upwards from a tough, membranous, cup-like volva, which is smooth and wrinkled on outside and white to pinkish or lilac-tinged inside. Spores yellow. The spores suspension in gleba makes it impossible to produce a conventional spore print.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal to oblong and smooth, measuring 3.5 x 1.5-2.5┬Ám.

Phallus impudicus on the First Nature web site.
Phallus impudicus MushroomExpert.Com web site.

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