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synonyms: Octopus Stinkhorn, Tintahalgomba, Tintenfischpilz
Clathrus archeri GK Mushroom
Ref No: 7422
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Clathrus archeri Mark H.jpg Mushroom
Ref No: 9820
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Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004 Mushroom
Ref No: 22762
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Red or redish or pink
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: Olivaceous
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Clathrus archeri (Berk,) Dring Syn Anthurus archeri (Berk.) E. Fisher. Tintahalgomba, Tintenfischpilz, Octopus Stinkhorn. Fruit body growing from an egg shaped whitish volva 5 x 4cm, breaking into 4-8 starfish-like arms up to 10cm long, red to pink with the olivaceous-black spore bearing material on the inner side, odour strong and fetid with a hint of radish. Spores olive-brown average 5 x 2um. Habitat gardens and leaf litter. A native Australian fungus that is now found in both north America and Europe in warmer areas. Thanks to Geoffrey Kibby for the first photograph and to Mark Hampton for the second and Robert Corbyn for the third.

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Darchele Vucinovich (United States) - 05 February 2014

Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Patrick Keane (United Kingdom) - 02 November 2013

This is the egg of Clathrus archeri before it erupts. New Forest, Hampshire, UK, 2nd November 2013
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Patrick Keane (United Kingdom) - 02 November 2013

Found in New Forest, Hampshire, UK 2nd November 2013
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Lenny Worthington (Thailand) - 05 October 2011

Kew Gardens London 6th November 2004
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Brenda Grove (United Kingdom) - 04 September 2011

Found this in the woodland walk of our holiday home in the Auvergne, France. September
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 16 June 2011

Habitat in Zaplanje, village Gadžin Han (city of Nis), Southern Serbia, SERBIA.
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 15 October 2010

Owocniki w stadium jaja.Miedzybrodzie zywieckie.Poland
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
Carole Day (United Kingdom) - 30 October 2009

We found this whilst walking in the New Forest in Hampshire England.
Clathrus Archeri + Eggs 004
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