Identification: Some type of stinkhorn?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Ailos, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. Ailos

    Ailos Member

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    Hello, I found this mushroom/fungus growing near a pepper plant in some mulch. It had a heavy smell of stale, alkaline fluids. There were many bugs around the veil/mycelium, including ants, pill-bugs, and some earwigs.

    I'm fairly certain its some sort of stinkhorn, but I'm not entirely sure since there isn't a cap evident.

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yep, a stinkhorn with its cap eaten off by whatever likes to eat such things. Species ident won't be easy, as the cap structure is important for ident.
     
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    Oh ok, thanks for clearing that up!
     
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    We get a lot of stink horns in the mulch that we buy. Is there any way of ridding the mulch of the spores before you wind up with one of these lovely and aromatic beauties?
     

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