Phallales is an order of basidiomycotic fungi. Members include the earth stars, and the stinkhorns in the genus Phallus.
Several photographs of this strange species.
Photograph of this labyrinthiform stinkhorn.
Several photographs of this colorful, star-shaped species.
Clathrus cf. crispus
This species, photographed in the British Virgin Islands.
Clathrus cf. preussii
This species was photographed in Puerto Rico.
Photograph of Ramaria stricta and information from Wikipedia on this family of Coral Fungi which consists of seven genera.
Photograph of the netted stinkhorn emerging from its egg.
Article by Tom Volk on the Veiled or Netted Stinkhorn and other species which rely on flies for the dissemination of their spores.
A list of many of the fungi in this group, which includes puffballs and earthstars, with photographs of each.
Article from Wikipedia on this family of Earthstars, which include the genera Geastrum and Myriostoma.
Article from Wikipedia describing this diverse family which includes eleven genera. Also two photographs of the Club Fungus, Clavariadelphus ligula, and one of Gomphus clavatus.
Photographs of several species of Ramaria.
Mutinus caninus, the Dog Stinkhorn
Tom Volk provides photographs and much information on this foul-smelling species.
Mutinus elegans: How to Hatch a Stinkhorn Egg
Account by George Barron of how he located and succeeded in photographing fruitbodies of this species.
Article with several photographs from Wikipedia on this family of foul-smelling fungi which rely on flies to spread their spores.
Article from Wikipedia on this order which includes the stinkhorns but now also the earthstars, the coral fungi, some false truffles, club fungi, and chanterelloid fungi.
Several photographs of this fungus and photographs of its typical habitat and the insects that spread its spores.
Sphaerobolus stellatus, the Cannonball Fungus
Article by Tom Volk on this interesting species, with an animated drawing of how it can shoot its spore mass a considerable distance.
Image of the cross section of a developing stinkhorn, Mutinus ravenelii, which takes about half an hour to expand and become fully mature.
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