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Octopus Stinkhorn

Clathrus archeri

Description:

There was only one that i could see on the hill, and it is a tiny bit bigger than my hand! (which is pretty big for a girl!). Oh and it smelt like dead animals!

1 Species ID Suggestions

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 10 years ago
inktviszwam (in dutch)
clathrus archeri Inktviszwam - Wikipedia


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28 Comments (1–25)

Pochempie
Pochempie 9 years ago

That's a beautifull fungus!
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CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

well get to the alps in france :) its there I promise haha!! I dont know if it was imported or was there before but it is definately a strange fungi to be in Europe.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 10 years ago

I've been looking for 35 years for a stinkhorn & never seen one. Good going! What a weird thing to import, though. Fungi are pretty secretive; are we sure it wasn't there all the time?

Sam Gottfredsen
Sam Gottfredsen 10 years ago

That is interesting. [:{/

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

Aww thank you :) x

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

It is just unbelievable! :D Congrats, you totally deserved it!

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

That makes me happy Peter :) thank you! :) and thank you for more info on the stinkhorn, we really do get a new 'lesson of life' with every spotting! :D xx

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Nice stuff... With every spotting here on Project Noah... we get lesson of Life..!!

peter
peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the day!

"The Octopus Stinkhorn erupts from an underground egg forming elongated slender arms and has a foul-smelling slime covering part of it's fruiting body."

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CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

Thanks by the way, to both of you :) x

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

hahahaha!!! that would be one scary star fish! :P

Sheraar
Sheraar 10 years ago

Hahaha I thought it was an ocean animal i'm like (Wow that is a weird Starfish)
I still can't believe that is a plant!

P.S Nice Photo's

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Ooooo. Nice stinkhorn.

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

haha! I still cant believe it is a fungi! :D

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Pretty nasty but neat to see a new fungi on here!

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

Very cool! Never seen anything like it. It's an introduced species in Europe and N. America being native to Australia and Tasmania.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Alex...done it... The base structure is a Fungi..not of a plant..!!

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

No wonder it stank! ('Stinkhorn') haha, Thanks Everyone :) xx

this was a fast one! ;)

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 10 years ago

no this is a funghi

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

nono i will change it to Fungi :)

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

MYSTERY SOLVED! thank you AlexKonig, :D

so, this is really a plant ???

I think AlexKonig nailed it!

CoraVajnai
CoraVajnai 10 years ago

*fly eater (meat eating plants)

CoraVajnai
Spotted by
CoraVajnai

Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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