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Octopus Stinkhorn

Clathrus archeri


There was only one that i could see on the hill, and it is a tiny bit bigger than my hand! (which is pretty big for a girl!). Oh and it smelt like dead animals!

1 species ID suggestions

AlexKonig 5 years ago
inktviszwam (in dutch)
clathrus archeri Inktviszwam - Wikipedia

28 Comments (1–25)

Pochempie 4 years ago

That's a beautifull fungus!
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CoraVajnai 4 years ago

well get to the alps in france :) its there I promise haha!! I dont know if it was imported or was there before but it is definately a strange fungi to be in Europe.

shebebusynow 4 years ago

I've been looking for 35 years for a stinkhorn & never seen one. Good going! What a weird thing to import, though. Fungi are pretty secretive; are we sure it wasn't there all the time?

Sam Gottfredsen
Sam Gottfredsen 4 years ago

That is interesting. [:{/

CoraVajnai 4 years ago

Aww thank you :) x

hayde 4 years ago

It is just unbelievable! :D Congrats, you totally deserved it!

CoraVajnai 4 years ago

That makes me happy Peter :) thank you! :) and thank you for more info on the stinkhorn, we really do get a new 'lesson of life' with every spotting! :D xx

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 4 years ago

Nice stuff... With every spotting here on Project Noah... we get lesson of Life..!!

peter 4 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"The Octopus Stinkhorn erupts from an underground egg forming elongated slender arms and has a foul-smelling slime covering part of it's fruiting body."

CoraVajnai 4 years ago

Thanks by the way, to both of you :) x

CoraVajnai 4 years ago

hahahaha!!! that would be one scary star fish! :P

Sheraar 4 years ago

Hahaha I thought it was an ocean animal i'm like (Wow that is a weird Starfish)
I still can't believe that is a plant!

P.S Nice Photo's

lori.tas 4 years ago

Ooooo. Nice stinkhorn.

CoraVajnai 4 years ago

haha! I still cant believe it is a fungi! :D

CindyBinghamKeiser 5 years ago

Pretty nasty but neat to see a new fungi on here!

dandoucette 5 years ago

Very cool! Never seen anything like it. It's an introduced species in Europe and N. America being native to Australia and Tasmania.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 5 years ago

Alex...done it... The base structure is a Fungi..not of a plant..!!

CoraVajnai 5 years ago

No wonder it stank! ('Stinkhorn') haha, Thanks Everyone :) xx

this was a fast one! ;)

AlexKonig 5 years ago

no this is a funghi

CoraVajnai 5 years ago

nono i will change it to Fungi :)

CoraVajnai 5 years ago

MYSTERY SOLVED! thank you AlexKonig, :D

so, this is really a plant ???

I think AlexKonig nailed it!

CoraVajnai 5 years ago

*fly eater (meat eating plants)

Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Tromelin Island

Lat: 43.67, Long: 4.75

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011


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