Identification: orange fungus

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Patti, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Patti

    Patti Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    Recently I had an absolutely horrid smell in my front flower bed. I thought it was some kind of dead animal it was so bad. Then last saturday I saw these orange loop things in there so I picked one and that is what it was. It grows from a white bulb then the orange loops form on top of the ground. It's a spongy texture. Can anyone tell me anything about it? My next door neighbor found one in her flower garden this afternoon also.

    Thank You,
    Patti
     
  2. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I would guess Pseudocolus fusiformis or Linderia columnata.
    Do an internet search on either of these to see if the images match your speciemen.
     
  3. tipularia

    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    A lot of people are finding these. Here is a key to the stinkhorns. KEY
     
  4. sschild

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    This is exactly what happen to us. I thought something was dead, and of course right by the front door in the flower bed. It was horrid. They are stinkhorns, so I've been told by another user. I guess I need to switch out the wood chips I used, I believe it holds too much moisutre. Maybe this will prevent any reoccuring fungus.
     

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