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Crabpot Stinkhorn

Colus species

Description:

5 Species ID Suggestions

Stinky Squid
Pseudocolus fusiformis Pseudocolus fusiformis
columed stinkhorn
Clathrus columnatus
Hema
Hema 8 years ago
latticed Stinkhorn
Clathus Ruber
gully.moy
gully.moy 7 years ago
Crabpot Stinkhorn
Colus species Colus pusillus (MushroomExpert.Com)


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12 Comments

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 4 years ago

I love your series photos. They're extremely valuable in understanding how such a fungus forms.

aldrin
aldrin 6 years ago

haven't checked my noah account for a long time and it's surprising to see all these suggestions. : ) Thank you guys.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Ha ha! This one must have set a new record for suggestions. gully.moy is right. Colus sp. is the best ID.

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 7 years ago

Whatever it is, it's really cool!

gully.moy
gully.moy 7 years ago

In my opinion, you're all wrong! I believe that it's a Colus species based on the locality and the texture of the flesh. If you look at Clathrus species the flesh that makes up the lattice is flabby and much less well defined. Pseudocolus is more similar but then the shape is wrong.

As to which Colus species, at present mycologists do not completely agree on how they are defined so we have no hope of knowing for sure. So I think it would be sensible to leave it at 'Colus species'.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/colus_pusi...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Quite fascinating!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Great find.

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 8 years ago

Yes, it is a lattice stinkhorn. Beautiful but smelly. The stinkhorns are mushrooms but instead of dispersing spores in the wind, the "tar" on the inside attracts flies which will come and take the spores with them.

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

Awesome series

aldrin
aldrin 8 years ago

auntnance123 & lynne.warren, thank you for your ID suggestions.
But I'm not sure sure about about the two IDs. :)
I've added here two photos. I hope these can help. :)

lynne.warren
lynne.warren 8 years ago

Columned stinkhorn tends to grow on sandy soil while Stinky Squid tends to grow in soil.

aldrin
Spotted by
aldrin

Leyte, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 16, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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