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Column Stinkhorn

Clathrus Columnatus

Description:

Red, spongy fungus, with a terrible odor.

Habitat:

Low-lying field.

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3 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

No problem! Glad to help. I find that depending on where in the life stage and where they are growing can drastically change appearances.

Here's another link for the "Octopus Stinkhorn", just for fun. It is really interesting looking, as well. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clathrus_a...

jodydf
jodydf 4 years ago

I posted another column stinkhorn a few days ago, and found this one today in my field. I thought perhaps it could be another column, but it was shaped so differently than the last. Looking through photos on the internet I saw one like this called an octopus. You are probably correct, but this one is quite different from the last, which I find fascinating. I saw one yesterday, or a remnant of one, that was incredibly odd. Again I thank you for your help. I would hate to post incorrectly. Have a happy week.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 4 years ago

Nice find! I believe the common name for this species is Column Stinkhorn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrus_c...
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/clathrus_c...

Clathrus archeri is more commonly called Octopus Stinkhorn: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrus_a...

jodydf
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jodydf

Mississippi, USA

Spotted on Jan 22, 2017
Submitted on Jan 23, 2017

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