Name: Phallus rubicundus (Bosc) Fr.
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Phallus rubicundus

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Bosc) Fr.

Citation: Syst. Mycol. 2: 284 (1823) / Fries, E.M. 1823. Systema Mycologicum. 2:276-620


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Phallales

Family: Phallaceae

Genus: Phallus

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

Mature Fruiting Body: Spike-like, to about 20 cm; with a 3 to 4.5 cm, fragile cap which is attached to the top of the stem (like a thimble atop a pencil) and is smooth (or slightly roughened, but not pitted and ridged), and covered with olive brown to dark brown slime, often developing a central perforation; with a reddish to orangish or pinkish, hollow stem, about 1.5 cm thick and coarsely pocked with elongated potholes (nearly reticulate); with a whitish to pale brown volva clinging to the stem and around the base; with one or more whitish rhizomorphs at the base.

Microscopic Features: Spores long-elliptical; 3.5-5 × 1.5-2.5 µ; smooth.

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