wierd red fungi.... can anyone ID please???

bronwynspetalpatchJune 11, 2009

Hi all.... look at this crazy thing!!! Im on the shore in NJ zone 7. Its been raining or foggy for over 2 months now! They are growing NOW in mulch layed May 08. I discovered white 'eggs' the size of say... a large marble. Since I disturbed them, they have not sprouted anything... but others did... this is what I found a few days ago in the morning... they must sprout up in the night/dawn... they are like this during daytime... by evening they deteriorate and shrivel up. Cool huh? Anyone know these? or have a site to suggest I look? Im not experienced with fungi but think its all very cool to see and snap pics of. thanks!

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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks like a stinkhorn. Couldn't say which one though.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2009 at 12:14PM
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bronwynspetalpatch

Thank you Lycopus!......... using your help I found them to be Stinkhorn - Mutinus ravenelli This one is as gross as the 'dog puke' one I had several years ago! Love it and so does my 13 year old son! I'm a weird mom... lol :o)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2009 at 12:37PM
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John_JMLministries_org

Would you say the fungi growing around my back deck are the same? Check out
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150296478327678.414134.772607677&l=311032e518
or check out http://tinyurl.com/3ovpl7n

Here is a link that might be useful: red finger fungus

    Bookmark   May 15, 2011 at 9:24PM
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