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Clathrus crispus

Clathrus crispus

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mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Wonderful! The information you’ve written regarding C. crispus should be posted under “Description,” and the location info/where exactly you found the fungus may now be posted under “Habitat.” The same applies to your other, newer spotting. Thanks for sharing!

lizardking 2 years ago

And just posted the other spotting:

lizardking 2 years ago

Of course, and thank you! I'm not much of a fungi person but I do love the clathrus genus so hopefully I can share some helpful info.
I found this clathrus crispus on my college campus (Southeast Florida), the second time I found one on campus. I'll upload a spotting for the first one I found too. Also found some of these guys in my neighbors yard years ago, but lost the pics since.

They're a member of cage fungus stink horns, found around the Gulf of Mexico and throughout Florida. Other member of the genus include the column stinkhorn (which I also have a spotting for) and the red cage fungus. The latter is often confused with C. crispus, but isn't found in the same geographic regions and lacks the "coronas" around the openings.
In the second photo I moved it a little bit to show the "egg" it grows from, something I believe is common in stinkhorns. I also have the mushroomexpert page on them in my references, I'm sure that can explain more about it far more eloquently than I can.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, lizardking! Nice to have you join us.

I haven’t seen this fungus before; would you mind sharing some info about your spotting/the species, as well as where you found it? :-)

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 5, 2019
Submitted on Oct 25, 2019

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