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Columned stinkhorn

Clathrus columnatus.

Description:

Stinkhorns are fungi that are smelly. They begin as egglike structures and then expand and a stalk or a number of arms emerge. This columned stinkhorn is reddish with four columns fused at the top. They are supposed to be smelly but this one is not, at least I did not get close enough to it to tell.

Habitat:

They are found in gardens and lawns. This particular fungi was spotted right next to our campsite under a bush in High Island, Texas. It is very small and almost did not notice it.


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mary.gallo.m
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mary.gallo.m

Texas, USA

Lat: 29.57, Long: -94.39

Spotted on Mar 3, 2014
Submitted on Mar 3, 2014

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