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ushrooms of North America
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Stinkhorns

Is the fruiting body club-shaped, inside at top filled with a green, slimy gleba?

Yes

Is the fruiting body not club-shaped?  ...........................   ............................

Yes

 

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You have a Phallogaster saccatus

 

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Is the fruiting body without a stalk; a large chambered head seated in the volva?

Yes

Is the fruiting body without a long cylindrical stalk? ......................  .............................

Yes

 

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You have a Clathrus columnatus

 

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Is the head present, smooth, wrinkled, or chambered?

Yes

Is the head absent?..............  .............................

Yes

 

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Is the head regularly chambered, color red?

Yes

Is the head smooth or wrinkled, without skirt-like netted veil?

Yes

 

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You have a Simblum sphaerocephalum

 

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Is the head chambered, skirt-like; netted veil hangs from lower margin of head?

Yes

Is the head smooth or wrinkled, without skirt-like netted veil? .......  ..............................

Yes

 

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You have a Dictophora duplicata

 

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Is the head chambered, skirt-like; netted veil hangs from lower margin of head?

Yes

Is the head smooth or wrinkled, without skirt-like netted veil? .......  ..............................

Yes

 

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Is the head smooth, slimy?

Yes

Is the head wrinkled, slimy?

Yes

 

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You have a Phallus ravenelii

 

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You have a Phallus impudicus

 

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Is it tapering at the apex and covered with green slime? ............  ............................

Yes

Does it have upraised arms at the apex with a thin strip of green slime on each arm?

Yes

 

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You have a Mutinus caninus

 

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You have a Lysurus borealis

 

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