Details for Record 564761

Species: Netted Stinkhorn (Phallus duplicatus) (Species ID: 19224) - View Species | Quad Details   

Date: 10/18/2017

Quad: Clarksville (39076_B8)

County: Howard

Records: 3 total records, 2 for Howard Co., 2 for Clarksville Quad

Observer: Joanne Solem

Specimen: No

Publication: No

Processed by: Nancy Magnusson


A Netted Stinkhorn "egg" in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2017). The egg is protruding horizontally from upturned root ball of a fallen oak. Photo by Joanne Solem.

A Netted Stinkhorn in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2017). Half of a vertically-split egg. The spongy, hollow center becomes the stalk; spores are contained in the black layer; gelatinous layer surrounds fruiting body. Photo by Joanne Solem.

A Netted Stinkhorn collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2017). Pieces of specimen. Because the egg had been cut, the fruiting body developed as mirror halves in a closed container. Visible from bottom left: white hollow stalk (portion of the tan volva is visible under the lowest stalk); pieces of netting at top and lower right; half of cap with green-black spores in upper right. The photo was taken 10/22/2017, 4 days after collection. Photo by Joanne Solem.

A Netted Stinkhorn collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2017). Flies and carrion beetles were attracted almost immediately to the distinctive-smelling spore slime. Pieces of stalk are visible lying on the volva. This portion of the cap was almost cleaned of spores in ~2.5 hours. Photographed on 10/22/2017, 4 days after collection. Photo by Joanne Solem.