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  • noun 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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  • A fungus that is related to the stinkhorns and does stink. The odor attracts flies which disperse the spores. It grows in mulch and the fruiting body does look somewhat like a squid or, some say, lobster or crab claws. It has three to four red-orange "tentacles".

    February 21, 2008