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Basket Fungus

Lleodictyon cibarium


A white cage-like species which resembles a soccer ball with the panels punched out. Arms can be broad, white, trans­versely-wrinkled that do not widen where they join .. A slimy, brown, smelly spore mass coats the inside. The cage springs from an off-white egg. Diameter to 70 mm; off-white; smooth; attached to the substrate by white rhizomorphs (mycelial strands massed into root-like threads); inside, arms are folded like a concertina and spring out when the egg ruptures.


On the ground, in litter, mulch and woodchips.


Ileodictyon graile has a smooth cage, while Ileodictyon cibarium has a wrinkled cage.

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Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.23, Long: 146.41

Spotted on Jul 14, 2015
Submitted on Jul 15, 2015

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