from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of basidiomycetous fungi, which consists of the two families Clathraceæ and Phallaceæ. Many of the species have a very unpleasant odor, on account of which they are commonly known as stinkhorns. Sometimes called Phallineæ.

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  • n. order of fungi comprising the stinkhorns and related forms whose mature hymenium is slimy and fetid; sometimes placed in subclass Homobasidiomycetes


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