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Genus Clathrus


Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricoymetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae

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Clathrus ruber

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taken May 19, 2005 near Stanford oval
with thanks to David Muir who introduced me to this remarkable fungus
(Canon Digital Rebel)

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Check out those fenestrations.

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Emerging from white "fungus egg".

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2011

taken near Hoover Tower

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After being introduced to Clathrus in 2005, I have encountered it in a number of places, most notably outside of the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and in various locations on the Stanford campus. Sometimes they occur in great profusion and continuously for long periods of time. In terms of color, some of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen were those very first ones. Despite their spectacular red or orange color, most people walk right by them without ever noticing. They only see them when they see me stooped over to take their picture and often not even then.

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Nature's soccer ball

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taken near Hoover Tower
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Macrophy

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Clathrus egg

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taken near Hoover Tower
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Cracked-up

clathrus

taken near Hoover Tower
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Fly zone

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taken near Hoover Tower
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Serious fly

clathrus

taken near Hoover Tower
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Chance discovery

clathrus

Although I keep checking the usual haunts, I had not seen any clathrus in quite a while.
Then I discovered a rather sizeable outcropping in a new local.
They appeared quite suddenly - and by the next day this large one had completely collapsed.

Along Campus Drive, near the dish
April 14, 2014

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Egg and hatchling

clathrus

There are quite a few "eggs" so there should be lots more fungi in the days to come.

Along Campus Drive near the dish
April 14, 2014

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King of the fungus egg

clathrus

Along Campus Drive, near the dish
April 19, 2014
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Circum specks

clathrus

Along Campus Drive, near the dish
April 19, 2014
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Other stinkhorn fungi

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Modified: April 18, 2014
Created: May 19, 2005
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu