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Dec 10, 2011 5:27 PM

Can anyone identify this fungus (?) found in Corfu?



I have lived in Corfu, Greece, for 10 years and have never seen a fungus, if that is what it is, like the one in the accompanying photographs. It was found a couple of days ago on our land which is essentially an acre on a Greek mountainside.




Bob Giles

  • It looks like a cage fungus, possibly Clathrus ruber. Commonly known as the latticed stinkhorn, the basket stinkhorn, or the red cage.
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  • It's not a Clathrus ruber, but a Colus hirudinosus. Both are closely related so the confusion is easy.

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      • Yes, my replies came a bit later since I registered yesterday and I passed through all the forum replying what remained unidentified or misidientified, as well as asking myself for some of my many unidentified photos. I just finished now to see the first topic that started this forum.


        Well, both species are clearly different: just write the names of each one in Google and after click in "Images", and compare both with your photo. You will see then clearly.

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          • The similarities in appareance ar not enough for assist in making a definitive identification? The appareance is the thing that I use always for identify anything - and it works very well. If what you want is a dichotomic key that separates both species with words, you must ask a mycologist.

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