The genus Dictyophora differs from the genus Phallus in having a veil suspended from the apex of the stem, underneath the pileus or cap.
Stem - Tapering at both ends.
Veil - Short, not reaching below the cap.
Veil - Voluminous, hanging for several inches below the cap.
It is thought that this delicate white network, which hangs like a lace skirt below the cap, renders the fungus additionally conspicuous after dark, thus attracting the night moths and other night-flying insects.
Mutinus Caninus (See Plate Facing Page 136)
Cap or Pileus - Flesh coloured. The spore-bearing mass, oblong, ovoid, or conical, occupying one-third to one-sixth the total length of the stipe.
Stem or Stipe - Hollow, cylindrical, fusiform. Habitat - About buildings, in gardens and thickets.
Dlc-ty-oph'-o-ra Du-pli-ca-ta Ca-ni'-nus
Ra'-ven-el'-ii Mu-tl' nus Bam-bu-sl'-nus