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PP345: Stinkhorn Mushrooms (Agaricomycetes: Phallales: Phallaceae)

Figure 2. Mature stinkhorns and eggs of Phallus ravenelli (Ravenel’s Stinkhorn) as they emerge from mulch in Gainesville, Florida. Note the blow fly (a Chrysomya sp.) that is apparently consuming the green gleba.

Credit: Matthew E. Smith, University of Florida