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Remarks (internal):According to Boedijn, the species is known in Java only from high altitudes.
Penzig's (1899) specimen was described as having glebiferous nodules in the inner surface of the columns but subsequent authors have been unable to confirm this, even in Javan material (Boedijn, 1932), nor can they be found on the type specimens of P. rothae (Bailey 784 & Carter) at Kew which, however, agree in every other important respect with Penzig's description. The arrangement of tubes in the receptacle wall is as figured by Penzig & Bernard with the tubes intercommunicating and frequently fenestrate along the side of the columns.
The North American stations are perhaps introductions, Sumstine's was from the yard of a house at Pittsburg and Seaver's from New York Botanical Garden where the fungus appeared in 1928 and persisted for at least three years over an area 20 feet diameter and nowhere else (Seaver, 1932). More recent collections (Coker & Rebell, 1949; Snell & Dick, 1952) are from a garden and a golf course. Seaver's record from Cuba should perhaps be referred to the next species as it was based on a preserved specimen and the fresh colour was not seen by him.
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Pseudocolus fusiformis (E. Fisch.) Lloyd, Synops. Known Phall.: 53 (1909) .
Colus fusiformis Fischer, Denkschr. Schweiz. Ges. Nat. 32: 64 (1890).
Colus rothae (Berk. in herb.) Fischer, Denkschr. Schweiz. Ges. Nat. 33: 23 (1893) incidental mention. - Pseudocolus rothae Lloyd, Phalloids of Australasia: 20 (1907) .- Anthurus rothae (Lloyd) Cunningham, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 56: 188 (1931).
Colus javanicus Penzig, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 16: 160 (1899). - Pseudocolus javanicus (Penz.) Lloyd, Mycological Notes 28: 358 (1907). - Anthurus javanicus (Penz.) Cunningham, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 56: 186 (1931).
Pseudocolus rugulosus Lloyd, Synops. Known Phall.: 52 (1909).
?Colus schellenbergiae Sumstine, Mycologia 8: 183 (1916). - ?Pseudocolus schellenbergiae (Sumstine) Johnson, Ohio Biol. Survey Bull. 22: 338 (1929).
This species has been well described, under the epithet javanicus, by Bernard (1921) and Boedijn (1932) and, as no good material is available at Kew, the following description is based on their accounts.
Egg white to brownish, globose, then oblong, up to 18 x 11 mm, arising on white mycelial strands. Receptacle up to 65 mm high, almost white at the base, flushing pink to red upwards, with hollow stipe dividing into 3 or 4 vertical columns which taper upwards, joined at first at their tips but sometimes becoming free with age, with a low ridge extending the length of the outer face of each arm. Gleba almost black, foetid, at first filling the space between the arms except at the base, later adhering as patches on the inner face of each arm. Spores elliptical, 3.5-4.5 x 1.5-2 pm. The stipe is composed of a single ring of tubes, the arms show in transverse section one large inner tube, bearing gleba on its surface, and a single row of smaller tubes on the outer surface, diminishing in number as one proceeds up the arm. Fig. 21.
Distribution. Reunion, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia (Java), Japan, Hawaii, Eastern U.S.A. (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island).
Type locality: Reunion, G. de l'Isle, March 1875 (PC, drawing only).
Icones: Fischer, Denkschr. Schweiz. Ges. Nat. 32, Tab. 5 Fig. 39 (1890) as C. fusiformis, copied in Lloyd, Synops. Known Phall., Fig. 68 (1909). - Penzig, Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 16, Tab. 21B, 24 Fig. 12-14 (1899) as C. javanicus, copied in Lloyd Fig. 66 (1909). - Lloyd, Phalloids of Australasia Fig. 21 (1907), crude sketch; Fig. 69 (1909) as P. rothae; Fig. 67 (1909) as P. rugulosus; Mycological Writings 3 (Mycol. Notes 33), Fig. 372 (1909) as P. javanicus from Japan. - Flockton-Clarke in Lloyd, Mycological Writings 5 (Mycol. Notes 49) Fig. 1052 (1917) as P. rothae, copied in Cunningham, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 56, Tab. 8 Fig. 9 (1931) & Gasteromycetes Austral. & New Zeal. Tab. 10 Fig. 4 (1944) . -
Bernard, Ann. Bot. Jard. Buitenzorg 31, Tab. 15-18 (1921) as P. javanicus. Seaver, Mycologia 23, Tab. 8 (1931) as P. schellenbergiae. - Boedijn, Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg Ser. 3, 12: 78 Fig. 3 (1932) as P. javanicus. - Kobayasi, in Nakai & Honda, Nova Flora Japonica 1, Hymenogastrineae et Phallineae, Fig. 35 (1938). - Coker & Rebell, Mycologia 41: 281 (1949). - Kawamura, Icones of Japanese Fungi 6, Fig. 640 (1954). - Imazeki & Hongo, Col. Ill. Fungi of Japan 1, Tab. 57 Fig. 314 (1957) as P. schellenbergiae. - Ito, Mycological Flora of Japan 2(5), Fig. 245 (1959). - Goos, Pacific Science 24: 283, Fig. 2 (1970).
 
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