Ravenel's Stinkhorn Phallus ravenelii Berkeley & M.A. Curtis  

Status:

Found solitary or in clusters on or near decaying logs, stumps, mulch, wood chips, or debris.

Description:

Fruiting body: White to pink; egg-like when young giving rise to distinct head and stout stalk. Fertile surface: Bell-shaped with a wrinkled or pitted surface covered by slimy, foul-smelling, green-gray spore mass; white-rimmed opening at apex (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 17 records in the project database.

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Ravenel's Stinkhorn in Howard Co., Maryland (11/4/2008). Image shows egg-like balls prior to emergence and fruiting body. Photo by Sue Earp. (MBP list)

Ravenel's Stinkhorn (various stages of fruiting bodies, including "eggs") in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Ravenel's Stinkhorn in Howard Co., Maryland (1/3/2009). Image shows fruiting body with one that has not yet emerged. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Ravenel's Stinkhorn in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Ravenel's Stinkhorn (mature fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/16/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Ravenel's Stinkhorn (deteriorating spore mass) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Ravenel's Stinkhorn spores from a specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/29/2016). Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 3.7 – 4.1 x 1.3 – 1.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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