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Mutinus elegans

Mutinus elegans

Common Name: Elegant Stinkhorn


Substrate: Ground

Location: Landscaping, Well decaying wood

Fertile Surface Color: Olive-brown

Stalk Color: Pinkish-red


A fairly common soecies in landscaped areas. Fairly simple ID as well. Look for the olive goo on the tip with a pinkish-red stalk. 


Mutinus ravenelii has a swollen head and tapered stalk.  Phallus rubicundus has a head that hangs somewhat free from the stalk. Mutinus caninus has a swollen head, whitish stalk, and weak odor.


Mutinus elegans

Mutinus elegans

9/8/12 - Avondale Neighborhood - Marion, IN