Identification: What on earth is this?!

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by hudakore, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. hudakore

    hudakore Active Member

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    I found this on a path at the openning of our woody area of the yard. It had some broken pieces next to it and had apparently been brought there by some animal as 1/2 hour earlier it wasn't there. I thought it was a peeled banana :O It's about 3" long, hollow inside and you can see a small opening at one end. It felt a little like styrofoam. It had a "mushroom-y" smell so I figured it was a fungus of some sort. However, I left it on the kitchen table and went downstairs. When I came up the whole house stinks so I'm figuring it's some kind of stickhorn. I threw it out real fast but the horrible smell lingers, yech!!!

    So, assuming it's a stinkhorn, can you tell me what kind and where I can see a photo of it growing.

    Boy, I'm ready for some Febreeze!!!
     

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    That's some kind of stinkhorn, as you suggested. A key diagnostic characteristic that I need is the color of the sac that these things come out of.
     
  3. C.Wick

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    lol..aren't stinkhorns FUN?!?! A friend in our local Myco group had collected some 'eggs' that she found...decided to grow them and see what kind they were. I could smell her coming with her flower pot before she even got out of the parking lot into the building!
    NO fabreeze was going to help THAT! lol
     
  4. hudakore

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    No kidding! I couldn't get the smell out of my nose or the taste out of my mouth all night!! It actually made me feel a little sick to my stomach. HOWEVER, that said, I'd love to see what it looked like where it grew.
     

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