| Pseudocolus fusiformis
|This bizarre stinkhorn mushroom was found in September
near a lake in an area that remains damp even during dry
weather. About three inches tall (7.5cm).
|Pseudocolus fusiformis emerges from a soft, egg-like structure that
forms from white mycelia that runs through the soil.
This fungus decomposes organic matter.
|Spores are produced within a gleba that forms as a sticky
green-brown liquid at the tip of the fungus. This spore mass
has a foul odor that attracts flies and other insects which help
to disperse the spores.