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Column Stinkhorn

Clathrus columnatus

Description:

A very fresh specimen. They have a very distinct odor, and that along with the sticky brown substance you see attract flies which help spread the spores. For some reason, they seemed much more prevalent this year than what I could remember seeing in the past. I saw and smelled them at several locations and this was the first year I remember finding them in my yard and I found 4 or 5 there.

Habitat:

Growing among some leaf litter in a garden of a suburban yard


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3 Comments

Machi
Machi 6 days ago

Thanks Tukup and Neil. That is pretty funny about your cat. Growing up in Florida, I learned this smell pretty early on. Not easy to forget haha

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a week ago

Shortly before I spotted my very first stinkhorn ever in my garden, I blamed my cat for her laziness. The smell is very distinctive. This is an amazing spotting, Machi. Great images too.

Tukup
Tukup a week ago

Weird. Thanks for sharing Machi.

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.89, Long: -82.57

Spotted on Dec 15, 2018
Submitted on Mar 15, 2019

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