Observation 201207: Phallus impudicus L.
When: 2014-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Two Phallus “eggs” growing side-by-side in disturbed soil of a residential lawn where a tree (unknown species) had recently been cut down. I collected the specimens and bisected one before I realized what it was. Olive-brown spore mass, yellowish to whitish/pinkish perideum, and Midwestern habitat seem to suggest P. impudicus rather than P.hadriani which, according to Arora, is “considered to be a distinct California species by some authorities”, which has a “lurid pinkish to purple perideum.”

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Intact egg and bisected egg
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Olive-brown spore mass
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Used references: Aurora, MD pg. 769 and Color plate 194

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