Name: Phallus indusiatus Vent.
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First person to use this name on MO: Erin Page Blanchard
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Rank: Species
Status: Accepted
Name: Phallus indusiatus
Author: Vent.
Citation: Mém. Inst. nat. Sci. Arts 1: 520 (1798) / Ventenat 1798, Mém. Inst. nat. Sci. Arts 1: 520
Deprecated Synonym(s): Dictyophora indusiata Pers.

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Phallus

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Immature Fruiting Body: Like a whitish, brownish, or purplish “egg”; when sliced revealing the stinkhorn-to-be encased in a gelatinous substance.

Mature Fruiting Body: Spike-like; to 25 cm high; with a cap that is smooth at first but pitted and ridged by maturity, and covered with a slimy, olive-brown substance that eventually wears off (or is carried away by flies), exposing a whitish to light brown surface; usually developing a perforation at the top; with a white stem that arises from a white, sacklike volva; with a laced, white to slightly pinkish “skirt” hanging up to 15 cm from the bottom edge of the cap; odor unpleasant or strongly sweet.

Spores 2.5-3.5 × 1-1.5 µ; long-elliptical to nearly cylindric.

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Created: 2008-12-23 13:24:28 PST (-0800) by Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
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