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Name: Phallus indusiatus Vent.

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Nomenclature:
Rank: Species
Status: Accepted
Name: Phallus indusiatus
Author: Vent.
Citation: Mém. Inst. nat. Sci. Arts 1: 520 (1798)
Deprecated Synonym(s): Dictyophora indusiata Pers.

Classification: Edit

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


Brief Description: See More | Edit

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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Version: 3
Previous Version: 2

First person to use this name on MO: Erin Page Blanchard
Editors: walt sturgeon

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Created: 2008-12-23 16:24:28 CST (-0500) by Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
Last modified: 2014-01-20 19:54:12 CST (-0500) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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