PHALLALES order

This order includes members of the Phallales family, which include primarily stinkhorns. Stinkhorns have a layer of gelatinous or mucilaginous gleba, which once exposed to air emits odors that mimic dead flesh.  Insects and other animals attracted to these smells eat and spread the spores via their contact with their body parts and through defication.

Click on the thumbnail below to see photos of species in the following genera:

Mutinus, Phallus, Pseudocolus