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Basket fungus

Ileodictyon cibarium

Habitat:

near pine trees



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43 Comments (1–25)

grade-78-science1
grade-78-science1 9 months ago

They called Ileodictyon cibarium, is a saprobic species of fungus in the family Phallaceae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it commonly known as the basket fungus or the white basket fungus, alluding to the fruit bodies that are shaped somewhat like a round or oval ball with interlaced or latticed branches. While the immature volvae are edible, the mature fruit body is foul-smelling and covered with a slime layer containing spores on the inner surfaces.

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 4 years ago

Nature is sassy. Amazing!!!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 4 years ago

Soooo cool!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

wow amazing

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Ultimate !!!

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 5 years ago

wow!

TheSmartBilli
TheSmartBilli 5 years ago

lovely

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 5 years ago

That is cool!! I've never seen anything like that before.

pmbagga
pmbagga 5 years ago

very well done!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

Wow!!! This is fantastic!!!

MarceloCamacho
MarceloCamacho 5 years ago

Incrível!!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

Dear JulieEdwards, youre spotting reminds me of fullerenes.
Richard Buckminster Fuller was a noted architectural modeler who popularized the geodesic dome which consisted in adding pentagons to a layer of hexagons in order to obtain curvature. Later on, Smalley and Kroto got the Nobel price in 1996 for the discovery of fullerenes where the hexagonal layer of graphite is rounded in buckyballs by pentagons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene). There is a lot of mathematics, crystallography a symmetry in livfe. Please, consider to add your Basket fungus spotting to the Life and Mathematics mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9071...

Sudachi
Sudachi 5 years ago

I've never seen anything like this! Amazing!

arlanda
arlanda 5 years ago

beautiful fungus

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 5 years ago

What a cool spotting! :)

Rico Bopanna
Rico Bopanna 5 years ago

COOL!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 5 years ago

Really great! Congrats! Very unusual.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

amazing !

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 6 years ago

AMAZING!!

Tanz
Tanz 6 years ago

WOW!! Beautiful sighting!

Atul
Atul 6 years ago

congrats Julie

MaxellJunIlagan
MaxellJunIlagan 6 years ago

nice shot Julie, its pretty cool

surekha
surekha 6 years ago

Interesting spotting, Julie! Congratulations!

AmalinaMohamedAli
AmalinaMohamedAli 6 years ago

it's so amazing!! nice shot julie...

Congratulation, great spotting!

Tasman, New Zealand

Lat: -41.19, Long: 172.85

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

Spotted for mission

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