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Octopus Stinkhorn / inktviszwam

Clathrus archeri

Description:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Clathrus archeri (synonyms Lysurus archeri, Anthurus archeri, Pseudocolus archeri), commonly known as Octopus Stinkhorn, is indigenous to Australia and Tasmania and an introduced species in Europe and North America. The young fungus erupts from a suberumpent egg by forming into four to seven elongated slender arms initially erect and attached at the top. The arms then unfold to reveal a pinkish-red interior covered with a dark-olive spore-containing gleba. In maturity it smells of putrid flesh.

Habitat:

Moist, shaded meadows and deciduous or mixed forests

Notes:

Clathrus archeri

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Peter S.
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Corancy, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 23, 2011
Submitted on Sep 18, 2011

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