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stinkhorn

(stĭngk′hôrn′)
n.
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.
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Staheliomyces (Phallales) visited by Trigona (Apidae): melittophily in spore dispersal of an Amazonian stinkhorn? Journal of Tropical Ecology, v.
Other than knocking the stinkhorns off as soon as they come through the soil, the only other treatment is to use a weak solution of Armillatox as recommended on the label.
Most are carried aloft on air currents, while some such as stinkhorns use insects, and others such as earthstars and bird's nest fungi use raindrops to disperse the spores.