All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Ravenel's Stinkhorn fungus</strong><br><em>Phallus ravenelii</em><br>Height: 5-1/4" - 7-3/4"<br>
Ravenel's Stinkhorn fungus
Phallus ravenelii
Height: 5-1/4" - 7-3/4"
This is one fungus you'll not soon forget! It smells like animal feces to attract flies (note the two flies and a moth). The flies spread the sticky spores on their feet to other areas. Check out the genus name! Mr. Ravenel must have really liked this fungus! ;)
Mushrooms and other fungi are not plants, therefore they do not produce flowers. Fungi reproduce by making microscopic spores.