fungi in Ohio? 5-31-99
adgrant at nospam.com
Sat Jun 5 00:06:04 EST 1999
In article <19990601001622.14550.00007975 at ng-co1.aol.com>, loyd812 at aol.com
>Hi, I am trying to find what kind of fugi I have found
>found in mid Ohio today. growing in a cedar mulch pile that surrounds a small
>this specimen is about 3" in length, 3/8" in diameter... a white-ish pink base
>and dark red on the tip. the fungi is about the size and shape of the average
>little finger and comes to a point simular to a crayon. it also has a smell
>like a dead animal. I would like some help as to how i can identify it, a
>location that may have photos.
What you have is almost certainly a stinkhorn. I don't know of any
website that would help although there may be some. You could check with
your library and see if they have some mushroom guides. A good one is
"Mushrooms Demystified" by David Arora, he includes several species of
stinkhorns and has a couple of pages of general information.
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