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Clathrus archeri

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OMG I thought it was an octopus....Congratulations!

Mauron 3 years ago

Thank you all. Greetings.


LaurenZarate 3 years ago

Congratulations Mauron, such a unique fungus!

congratulations for SOTD .

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Nice find! Congrats.

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Mauron, your Devil's Fingers is our Spotting of the Day!

"You think it looks bad? It smells even worse! But on Project Noah we think it's nothing short of fabulous: this Devil's Fingers (Clathrus archeri) is our Spotting of the Day! Also commonly known as Octopus Stinkhorn, Clathrus archeri (family Phallaceae) is native to Australia and New Zealand and has been introduced elsewhere, including to Europe and North America. This fungus is a saprophyte — an organism that lives off dead or decaying matter. The young fungus literally bursts out from an egg-like ball by forming four or more elongated arms. These arms are reddish on the inside and covered with a dark slime-like tissue known as gleba, which is home to the fungus's spores. The foul odor of the fungus attracts insects, especially flies, which in turn disperse spores with their wings and legs. Nothing short of fabulous!
Learn more about this fungus here: "



Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 years ago

Wow - what a find!


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Spotted on Jul 28, 2018
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