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Photo of elegant stinkhorn mushroom and immature eggs, with one egg cut in half.

Elegant Stinkhorn

The mature elegant stinkhorn is a tapered orange or pink column. The immature stages look like small white eggs. Cutting them in half is important for identification: Halved stinkhorn eggs look very different from immature capped mushrooms, in which you can see the developing mushroom cap. Stinkhorns can go from an unopened egg to fully mature in just a few hours.

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Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

Elegant Stinkhorn

Mutinus elegans
The elegant stinkhorn is a long, tapered, pinkish orange column with a greenish brown, smelly slime covering the top and a white cup around the base. It grows on leafy debris, mulch piles, and rotting wood.

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Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

Elegant Stinkhorn

The elegant stinkhorn is a long, tapered, pinkish orange column with a greenish brown, smelly slime covering the top and a white cup around the base.

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Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

Ravenel's Stinkhorn

Ravenel's stinkhorn is a long, whitish column with a greenish, smelly slime covering the top, and a whitish or pinkish cup around the base. It grows on wood debris, rotted stumps, and sawdust, and in deciduous woods.

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Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

Ravenel's Stinkhorn

Phallus ravenelii
Ravenel's stinkhorn is a long, whitish column with a greenish, smelly slime covering the top, and a whitish or pinkish cup around the base. It grows on wood debris, mulch, rotted stumps, and sawdust, and in deciduous woods.

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