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Any of several foul-smelling fungi of the order Phallales, such as Phallus impudicus or P. ravenelii, having a thick, cylindrical stalk and a narrow cap.


(Plants) any of various basidiomycetous saprotrophic fungi of the genus Phallus, such as P. impudicus, having an offensive odour



any rank-smelling, brown-capped mushrooms of the genus Phallus, esp. P. impudicus.
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Noun1.stinkhorn - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallalesstinkhorn - any of various ill-smelling brown-capped fungi of the order Phallales; "the foul smell of the stinkhorn attracts insects that carry the spores away on their feet"
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
order Phallales, Phallales - order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes
common stinkhorn, Phallus impudicus - a common fungus formerly used in preparing a salve for rheumatism
Phallus ravenelii - this stinkhorn has a cap with a granulose surface at the apex and smells like decaying flesh
dog stinkhorn, Mutinus caninus - a stinkhorn having a stalk without a cap; the slimy gleba is simply plastered on its surface near the apex where winged insects can find it
Pseudocolus fusiformis, stinky squid - a stinkhorn of genus Pseudocolus; the fruiting body first resembles a small puffball that soon splits open to form a stalk with tapering arms that arch and taper to a common point


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The fact that the reserve is now the first site in Wales to record an example of the Latticed Stinkhorn makes it even more special.
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