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Basket fungus

Ileodictyon cibarium

Habitat:

near pine trees

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43 Comments (1–25)

grade-78-science1
grade-78-science1 5 years ago

They called Ileodictyon cibarium, is a saprobic species of fungus in the family Phallaceae. It is endemic to New Zealand, where it commonly known as the basket fungus or the white basket fungus, alluding to the fruit bodies that are shaped somewhat like a round or oval ball with interlaced or latticed branches. While the immature volvae are edible, the mature fruit body is foul-smelling and covered with a slime layer containing spores on the inner surfaces.

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 9 years ago

Nature is sassy. Amazing!!!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 9 years ago

Soooo cool!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

wow amazing

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Ultimate !!!

DanielHernández
DanielHernández 10 years ago

wow!

TheSmartBilli
TheSmartBilli 10 years ago

lovely

LoisStacey
LoisStacey 10 years ago

That is cool!! I've never seen anything like that before.

pmbagga
pmbagga 10 years ago

very well done!

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 10 years ago

Wow!!! This is fantastic!!!

MarceloCamacho
MarceloCamacho 10 years ago

Incrível!!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Dear JulieEdwards, youre spotting reminds me of fullerenes.
Richard Buckminster Fuller was a noted architectural modeler who popularized the geodesic dome which consisted in adding pentagons to a layer of hexagons in order to obtain curvature. Later on, Smalley and Kroto got the Nobel price in 1996 for the discovery of fullerenes where the hexagonal layer of graphite is rounded in buckyballs by pentagons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fullerene). There is a lot of mathematics, crystallography a symmetry in livfe. Please, consider to add your Basket fungus spotting to the Life and Mathematics mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9071...

Sudachi
Sudachi 10 years ago

I've never seen anything like this! Amazing!

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

beautiful fungus

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 10 years ago

What a cool spotting! :)

Rico Bopanna
Rico Bopanna 10 years ago

COOL!

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago

Really great! Congrats! Very unusual.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

amazing !

marylou.wildlife
marylou.wildlife 11 years ago

AMAZING!!

Tanz
Tanz 11 years ago

WOW!! Beautiful sighting!

Atul
Atul 11 years ago

congrats Julie

MaxellJunIlagan
MaxellJunIlagan 11 years ago

nice shot Julie, its pretty cool

surekha
surekha 11 years ago

Interesting spotting, Julie! Congratulations!

AmalinaMohamedAli
AmalinaMohamedAli 11 years ago

it's so amazing!! nice shot julie...

Congratulation, great spotting!

JulieEdwards
Spotted by
JulieEdwards

Motueka Valley, Tasman, New Zealand

Spotted on Jun 25, 2011
Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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