Clathrus archeri identification

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Clathrus archeri (Berk,) Dring Syn Anthurus archeri (Berk.) E. Fisher. Tintahalgomba, Tintenfischpilz, Octopus Stinkhorn. Fruit body growing from an egg shaped whitish volva 5 x 4cm, breaking into 4-8 starfish-like arms up to 10cm long, red to pink with the olivaceous-black spore bearing material on the inner side, odour strong and fetid with a hint of radish. Spores olive-brown average 5 x 2um. Habitat gardens and leaf litter. A native Australian fungus that is now found in both north America and Europe in warmer areas. Thanks to Geoffrey Kibby for the first photograph and to Mark Hampton for the second and Robert Corbyn for the third.

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More info about Clathrus archeri mushroom

Stem type:
Lateral
rudimentary or absent
Inedible
Habitat:
Found in fields
Grows on the ground
lawns or on roadsides
Spore colour:
Olivaceous
Cap type:
Other
Fungus colour:
White to cream
Red or redish or pink
Normal size:
5-15cm
Location:
Europe
North America
Flesh:
Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
Octopus stinkhorn, Devil fingers, Tintahalgomba, Tintenfischpilz
Class:
Agaricomycetes
Order:
Phallales
Family:
Phallaceae
Last modification: 2016-02-21 10:53:37

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