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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Phallales: Phallaceae: Lysurus periphragmoides (Klotzsch) Dring

Lysurus periphragmoides – Stalked Lattice Stinkhorn

Synonyms: Dictyobole texensis, Foetidaria coccinea, Simblum australe, Simblum clathroides, Simblum coccineum, Simblum flavescens, Simblum gracile, Simblum lorentzii, Simblum periphragmaticum, Simblum periphragmoides, Simblum pilidiatum, Simblum rubescens, Simblum sphaerocephalum, Simblum tengianum, Simblum texense.

Common name: Stalked Lattice Stinkhorn.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lysurus periphragmoides, commonly known as the stalked lattice stinkhorn or chambered stinkhorn, is a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family. It was originally described as Simblum periphragmoides in 1831, and has been known as many different names before being transferred to Lysurus in 1980. The saprobic fungus has a pantropical distribution, and has been found in Africa, Asia, Australasia, and the Americas, where it grows on fertile ground and on mulch. The fruit body, which can extend up to 15 cm (5.9 in) tall, consists of a reddish latticed head (a receptaculum) placed on top of a long stalk. A dark olive-green spore mass, the gleba, fills the interior of the lattice and extends outwards between the arms. Like other members of the Phallaceae family, the gleba has a fetid odor that attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores. The immature "egg" form of the fungus is considered edible.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Crashed egg of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-19.htm">October 19, 2013</A>
LinkCrashed egg of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, October 19, 2013
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Sam Houston National Forest, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Hatching egg of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkHatching egg of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Reddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkReddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkStalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps23200 Park Road, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Reddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkReddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps201-299 Rosemary Lane, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Reddish latticed head placed on top of a long stalk of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkReddish latticed head placed on top of a long stalk of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps1700 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Reddish latticed head with dark olive-green spore mass (gleba) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-10-25.htm">October 25, 2013</A>
LinkReddish latticed head with dark olive-green spore mass (gleba) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) emerging from egg, taken from Washington-on-the-Brazos historic site. College Station, Texas, October 25, 2013
Location on maps1700 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) on a lawn in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-30.htm">December 30, 2017</A>
LinkStalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) on a lawn in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 30, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Reddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (<B>Lysurus periphragmoides</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-30.htm">December 30, 2017</A>
LinkReddish latticed head (a receptaculum) of stalked lattice stinkhorn mushroom (Lysurus periphragmoides) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 30, 2017
Location on mapsBee Creek, College Station, TX 77840, USA

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