Name: Phallus glutinolens (Möller) Kuntze
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Phallus glutinolens

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Möller) Kuntze

Citation: Möller, F.A.G.J. Botanische Mittheilungen aus den Tropen: Phycomyceten und Ascomyceten. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer. 152 p. 1901.


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Phallales

Family: Phallaceae

Genus: Phallus

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Egg subglobose, 15–20 mm diam., brown, with a whitish mycelial rhizomorph arising from the base. Mature basidioma 40–60 mm high, 50 mm in dry conditions. Receptacle cellular, globose when young and then campanulate with a perforate apex, 20 mm diam., covered by an olive-blackish gleba, gelatinous, receptacle without gleba white, smooth. Pseudostipe cylindrical, spongy, with granular surface, whitish, 40–50×10–15 mm, attenuate at the apex; constituted by pseudoparenquimatic cells, 15–30×17–28 µm. Ring frequently present in young specimens. Volva subglobose, 20–25 mm diam., duplex with superficial layer dark yellow (KW 4C8), formed by pseudoparenchymatous cells, 18–45×15–40 µm; inner layer light yellow, constituted by unbranched and septate threads, 4–5 µm diam.; disciform base with a central rhizomorph 20–30 mm long. Basidia not observed. Spores ellipsoid to cylindrical, 3.5–4.5×1.5–2 µm, greenish, hyaline, smooth. When fresh, the specimens have an aromatic, sweet smell, which changes to tarlike when dry.

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