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Phallus ravenelii Berk. & M.A. Curtis 1873

is quite common in the northeast in landscaped gardens dressed with wood chips. Like Phallus duplicatus it has a distinct, although relatively smooth rather than a chambered head, with a circular opening at the top. The stipe and the head are sponge-like and hollow. It might be one of the more odiferous stinkhorns we have. It fruits in summer and autumn, especially following rains.  It is in the Phallaceae family of the Phallales order.

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Phallus ravenelii pinkish-lavender white egg with attached white rhizomorphs at the base.

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Phallus ravenelii being relished by all manner of insects.

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