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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.
Nature is sassy. Amazing!!!
That is cool!! I've never seen anything like that before.
very well done!
Wow!!! This is fantastic!!!
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...
I've never seen anything like this! Amazing!
What a cool spotting! :)
Really great! Congrats! Very unusual.
WOW!! Beautiful sighting!
nice shot Julie, its pretty cool
Interesting spotting, Julie! Congratulations!
it's so amazing!! nice shot julie...
Congratulation, great spotting!
Lat: -41.19, Long: 172.85
Spotted on Jun 25, 2011 Submitted on Aug 25, 2011
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