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Column Stinkhorn

Clathrus columnatus

Description:

Orangey-red spongy arms with a slimy greenish-black spore coating the inside. Foul smelling to attract insects to spread the spores. The white stuff on the top is tissue left from the "egg" from which these fungus arise.

Habitat:

Found growing in leaf litter under a very large Live Oak.

Notes:

One of the coolest fungi I have seen in a while.

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3 Comments

ulvalactuca77
ulvalactuca77 5 years ago

Cool! Unique spotting!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 6 years ago

This is really cool! I was kept away from taking further photographs of the one I found because of the smell! You were braver than me...mine still had that slimy greenish-black spore coating the inside and it was nasty! :)

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Wicked!

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

Lat: 32.19, Long: -80.74

Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 3, 2012

Spotted for mission

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